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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 […]

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: 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: ACLU Seeks Immediate Halt To Trump’s Transgender Ban

US: ACLU Seeks Immediate Halt To Trump’s Transgender Ban

The American Civil Liberties Union, and the law firm Covington & Burling LLP, yesterday asked a judge to immediately halt the Trump administration’s ban on transgender individuals serving in the U.S. military, while their lawsuit challenging the ban moves through the court system. The motion for preliminary injunction was filed on behalf of the ACLU […]

Reaction to Trump’s Comments on Transgender Troop Ban

Reaction to Trump’s Comments on Transgender Troop Ban

The Human Rights Campaign (HRC) has responded to Donald Trump’s comments regarding his plan to ban transgender service members, where he said that he felt he was doing the military a favour: “Donald Trump’s delusional comments regarding his reckless ban on transgender troops are demonstrably false and lack any basis in reality” said Chad Griffin, […]

US Department of Defense Ends Ban On Transgenders In Military

US Department of Defense Ends Ban On Transgenders In Military

US Secretary of Defense, Ash Carter, yesterday announced that transgender individuals will now be able to openly serve in the U.S. armed forces. There is also a Transgender Implementation Factsheet to guide transgenders or those who may transition while in the army (see factsheet below). The DoD (Department of Defense) policy announced today also establishes […]