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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 […]

First openly transgender recruit signs up for U.S. military

First openly transgender recruit signs up for U.S. military

A transgender recruit has signed a contract to join the U.S. military for the first time since a federal court ruled late last year that the military would have to accept openly transgender people, the Pentagon said on Monday last. Military officials do not know how many transgender people have begun to enlist since January […]

US: Court rejects Trump bid to stop transgender military recruits on January 1

US: Court rejects Trump bid to stop transgender military recruits on January 1

(Reuters) – A federal appeals court in Virginia on Thursday rejected a bid by President Donald Trump’s administration to prevent the U.S. military from accepting transgender recruits starting January 1. The administration had urged the appeals court to suspend an order by a federal judge in Baltimore for the armed forces to begin accepting transgender […]

US: Rights Group Welcomes Court Block of Trump-Pence’s Trans Military Ban

US: Rights Group Welcomes Court Block of Trump-Pence’s Trans Military Ban

Yesterday, 30th October, a US federal court ruled that Trump’s transgender military ban could not proceed while the case against it was going through the courts. “[Yesterday’s] preliminary injunction is an important step in the ongoing efforts to protect transgender service members from the dangerous and discriminatory policies of Donald Trump and Mike Pence,”

US: Legislation Introduced To Protect Transgender Service Members

US: Legislation Introduced To Protect Transgender Service Members

Yesterday (13th October) saw the U.S. House of Representatives introduce bipartisan legislation to protect currently-serving transgender service members from being discharged due to President Trump’s transgender military ban. The legislation was introduced by Representatives, Jackie Speier (D-CA), Charlie Dent (R-PA), Susan Davis (D-CA), Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-FL), Adam Smith (D-WA), and Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ). “Transgender troops serve […]

US: 56 Retired Generals/Admirals Condemn Trump’s Trans Military Ban

US: 56 Retired Generals/Admirals Condemn Trump’s Trans Military Ban

In a clear repudiation of the US President’s harmful and ill-conceived Twitter policy-making, 56 retired Generals and Admirals released a joint statement warning President Trump’s transgender military ban would degrade military readiness. According to the statement released yesterday by the Palm Center, the decorated military brass not only condemned Trump’s reckless ban, but also declared […]