Tag Archive | Trump

US: Pentagon silent on U.S. transgender policy

US: Pentagon silent on U.S. transgender policy

Nearly a week after President Donald Trump signed a memorandum banning some transgender people from serving in the U.S. military, Pentagon officials on Thursday refused to answer questions about the policy, except to say they would continue to follow court orders currently blocking the ban. Last Friday, the White House announced Trump had signed the […]

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: LGBTQ Advocates Launch TV Ad Targeting Ban on Trans Troops

US: LGBTQ Advocates Launch TV Ad Targeting Ban on Trans Troops

Yesterday, the Human Rights Campaign, Lambda Legal, OutServe-SLDN, the American Military Partner Association, and Gender Justice League unveiled a new television ad – entitled Patriots – featuring military, national security, and bipartisan officials voicing opposition to the Trump-Pence administration’s ban on transgender service members. The television ad is part of the largest paid media campaign against […]

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 […]

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 […]