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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 […]

Second US Judge Halts Trump Ban On Transgender Troops

Second US Judge Halts Trump Ban On Transgender Troops

(Reuters) – A second federal judge on Tuesday blocked President Donald Trump from banning transgender people from serving in the U.S. military, ruling that the prohibition likely amounted to unconstitutional discrimination. U.S. District Judge, Marvin Garbis, in Baltimore, ruled that the ban lacked justification and “cannot possibly constitute a legitimate governmental interest.” His ruling followed […]

US: Senate Judiciary Republicans Continue Approving Trump’s Anti-LGBT Agenda

US: Senate Judiciary Republicans Continue Approving Trump’s Anti-LGBT Agenda

On 9th November, the US Senate Judiciary Committee voted along party lines to move forward with the nomination of Gregory Katsas to the U.S. Federal Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit, which is often described as the second most powerful court in the country behind the U.S. Supreme Court. Gregory Katsas is currently the Deputy […]

Trans candidates score wins in first U.S. elections of Trump presidency

Trans candidates score wins in first U.S. elections of Trump presidency

Transgender political candidates scored wins in the first U.S. elections since Donald Trump became president, a sign of their growing acceptance in parts of the US, experts said on Wednesday. Five transgender candidates were victorious, among them a woman who won a heated race for state legislature in Virginia, the highest elected office ever for […]

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: 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 […]