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US: President Biden overturns trans military ban

US: President Biden overturns trans military ban

(Reuters) – President Joe Biden on Monday overturned a controversial ban by his predecessor on transgender individuals serving in the US military, a move that fulfills a campaign promise, and will be cheered by LGBTQ advocates. Former Democratic President, Barack Obama, in 2016 allowed trans people to serve openly, and receive medical care to transition […]

US: Biden pledges to sign 15 actions after taking office

US: Biden pledges to sign 15 actions after taking office

Joe Biden to repeal outgoing President Donald Trump’s transgender military ban, and begin the process of re-entering the Paris climate accord (Reuters) – Joe Biden [pledged to sign 15 executive actions] after being sworn in, aides said, undoing policies put in place by outgoing President Donald Trump, and making his first moves on the pandemic […]

US: Aspiring trans soldiers ask Biden to end ban

US: Aspiring trans soldiers ask Biden to end ban

As Joe Biden began his first full day as US president-elect, a group of transgender military aspirants and campaign groups insisted that one of his first priorities must be to overturn a ban on new transgender personnel serving in the US military. […] Former Democratic President Barack Obama in 2016 allowed trans people to serve […]

US: LGBT+ hope Biden will help marginalised communities

US: LGBT+ hope Biden will help marginalised communities

Joe Biden’s win in the US presidential election will help give a voice to marginalised LGBT+ communities, rights groups said on Saturday, after he promised to overturn a ban on transgender personnel joining the military, and clamp down on discrimination. Biden captured the presidency on Saturday, as voters [..] rebuffed Republican incumbent Donald Trump’s tumultuous […]

US: Transman’s dream of joining military thwarted for now

US: Transman’s dream of joining military thwarted for now

(Reuters) – Paulo Batista is lifting weights and hitting the books, striving to fulfil his father’s dying wish for him to join the US military. But he says all he has heard from the armed forces is either silence or a door slamming shut. Batista is transgender, effectively banned from military service, under a policy […]

US judge rebuts Trump on transgender troop limits

US judge rebuts Trump on transgender troop limits

(Reuters) – A federal judge on Tuesday contradicted the Trump administration’s ‘incorrect’ claim that no legal blocks remain for it to enforce a contentious policy to restrict many transgender individuals from the US armed forces, starting on April 12. In a three-page notice, US Judge, Colleen Kollar-Kotelly, said an injunction that she issued against the […]

US: Most Americans back trans troops – Reuters/Ipsos poll

US: Most Americans back trans troops – Reuters/Ipsos poll

(Reuters) – Nearly 60 percent of Americans said transgender people should be allowed to serve in the US armed forces, according to a Reuters/Ipsos opinion poll conducted ahead of a congressional panel’s review, set for Wednesday, of Trump administration curbs on transgender service. The US Supreme Court on January 22 ruled in favour of letting […]

US: LGBT+ teens, rejected by families, struggling in foster care – research

US: LGBT+ teens, rejected by families, struggling in foster care – research

LGBT+ teens in the United States are three times more likely than heterosexual teens to live in foster care, often after being rejected by their families over their sexuality, according to research released on Monday. Those teens are three times as likely to have considered suicide as well, said the University of Texas at Austin […]

US: Retired military chiefs fight Trump trans ban

US: Retired military chiefs fight Trump trans ban

Four senior retired US military officers on Tuesday blasted a legal ruling backing President Donald Trump’s ban on transgender individuals serving in the armed forces as “wrong”, ahead of a key decision from the country’s top court on Friday. The officers said a ruling last week, by a Washington appeals court in favour of a […]

US: Court rules for Trump on trans military ban

US: Court rules for Trump on trans military ban

 (Reuters) – A US court on Friday ruled in favor of a Trump administration policy barring certain transgender people from serving in the US armed forces, handing the president his first legal victory on the issue after several defeats. The US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit overturned a decision by a […]