By Kyle Balluck - 05/11/14 10:17 AM EDT
Secretary of Defense Chuck HagelChuck HagelHagel says NATO deployment could spark a new Cold War with Russia Overnight Defense: House panel unveils 5B defense spending bill Hagel to next president: We need to sit down with Putin MORE on Sunday said he was “open” to a review of the military’s ban on transgender individuals.
“I do think it continually should be reviewed,” Hagel said on ABC’s “This Week.”
Congress repealed “Don’t ask, don’t tell” in 2010, allowing gay and lesbian service members to serve openly in the military for the first time. Reversing that policy was one of President Obama’s first-term priorities.
Hagel said the transgender issue is "a bit more complicated" because it has a "medical component to it."