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US: ACLU Statement On Bill Against Trump’s Transgender Ban

US: ACLU Statement On Bill Against Trump’s Transgender Ban

The US Senate introduced a bipartisan bill on September 15th that would protect transgender service members by preventing the Department of Defense from removing currently-serving members of the armed forces based solely on their gender identity. The bill would block President Trump’s ban on transgender individuals serving in the military. The legislation was introduced by […]

US: Trump-Pence Admin Urges Supreme Court to Provide License to Discriminate In Baker Case

US: Trump-Pence Admin Urges Supreme Court to Provide License to Discriminate In Baker Case

 The Human Rights Campaign (HRC), have released the following statement on the Trump-Pence Administration’s amicus brief, in Masterpiece Cakeshop, Ltd. v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission, a case involving a baker who in 2012 refused to provide a wedding cake for a same-sex couple, and who is represented by Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF) an anti-gay organisation […]

US: Lambda Legal Sues U.S. Departments of Education and Justice for Trans Documents

US: Lambda Legal Sues U.S. Departments of Education and Justice for Trans Documents

Non-profit LGBT organisation, Lambda Legal have filed a federal lawsuit (August 22) to compel the U.S. Departments of Education and Justice to release information about their decision to withdraw guidance detailing the protections transgender students have under Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, which bans discrimination in education on the basis of sex [Title IX […]

Trump’s HIV aid cuts could cost lost lives in S. Africa, Ivory Coast

Trump’s HIV aid cuts could cost lost lives in S. Africa, Ivory Coast

U.S. President Donald Trump’s plan to cut foreign aid supporting HIV/AIDS treatment could cost 9 million years of lost life in South Africa and Ivory Coast, according to a global study released on Monday. In the first study to measure the impact of cuts in global investment in HIV care in terms of health and […]

US: Two lawsuits challenge Trump transgender military ban

US: Two lawsuits challenge Trump transgender military ban

Civil rights groups filed two new lawsuits yesterday (Monday 28 August) challenging President Donald Trump’s controversial ban on transgender people serving in the U.S. military. The lawsuits, filed in federal courts in Seattle and Baltimore, say the ban issued on Friday violated U.S. constitutional guarantees of equal protection and due process. Trump had announced the […]

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 […]

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 […]