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Opinion: Britain’s 20 years of open transgender military service shows Trump is wrong

Opinion: Britain’s 20 years of open transgender military service shows Trump is wrong

By Caroline Paige [Monday 4th February marked] the 20th anniversary of the day the Royal Air Force allowed me to serve openly as a transgender woman. As I reflect on the past 20 years of positive transgender inclusion in the British Armed Forces, US President, Donald Trump, continues to pursue his 2017 order to prevent […]

US: Trump trans troop ban can take effect, top court decides

US: Trump trans troop ban can take effect, top court decides

(Reuters) – The US Supreme Court on Tuesday decided in favour of President Donald Trump’s policy of barring many transgender people from the military, by lifting lower court rulings that had blocked the plan on constitutional grounds. The decision, with the court’s five conservative justices prevailing over its four liberals, granted the Trump administration’s request […]

Trump moves to ban some trans people from military

Trump moves to ban some trans people from military

President Donald Trump signed a memorandum on Friday last (23 March) that bans some transgender individuals from serving in the U.S. military, but gives the armed forces latitude in implementing policies. The memorandum said transgender individuals with a history of gender dysphoria, defined as “those who may require substantial medical treatment, including through medical drugs […]

US: Military to accept transgender recruits for New Year – Pentagon

US: Military to accept transgender recruits for New Year – Pentagon

(Reuters) Transgender people were to be allowed for the first time to enlist in the U.S. military starting yesterday, (Monday 1st January) as ordered by federal courts, the Pentagon said on Friday, after President Donald Trump’s administration decided not to appeal rulings that blocked his transgender ban. Two federal appeals courts, one in Washington and […]

Trump’s Ban On Transgenders In Military In Exchange For Border Wall Funding?

Trump’s Ban On Transgenders In Military In Exchange For Border Wall Funding?

According to the American Civil Liberties Union’s (ACLU) National Political Director, Faiz Shakir, Donald Trump’s recent proposed ban on transgender people serving in the military was to secure funding for his US/Mexico border wall. Mr Shakir writes: “Despite Trump’s false claim that his pronouncement was the result of consultation with “my Generals” and concerns over […]

Trump transgender ban alarms some senior military officers

Trump transgender ban alarms some senior military officers

U.S. President Donald Trump’s sudden decision to ban transgender personnel from serving in the military has alarmed some senior military officers who were caught off guard by it. Trump’s declaration, which came via early morning tweets on Wednesday, appeared to pre-empt an ongoing Pentagon review looking into allowing openly transgender recruits to join the military, […]