Tag: transgender military ban

Federal lawmakers file legislation to protect transgender service members

WASHINGTON — A bipartisan group of lawmakers have filed bills to protect transgender service members. The Washington Blade reported that U.S. Reps. Jackie Speier (D-Calif.), Joseph Kennedy (D-Mass.), John Katko (R-N.Y.), Susan Davis (D-Calif.) and Anthony Brown (D-Md.) introduced House Resolution 1032 in the U.S. House of Representatives. U.S. Sens. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.), Susan Collins…

SCOTUS allows transgender military ban to go into effect

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court of the United States has allowed the Trump administrations ban on transgender military members to go into effect while the case goes through the courts. Multiple media outlets reported the ruling early Tuesday. The Washington Post reported that it lifted the nationwide injunctions courts had placed on the administration. From…

Lambda Legal calls for transgender military ban injunction to be maintained

WASHINGTON — Lambda Legal on Friday called for an injunction blocking the Trump administration’s transgender military ban to be maintained. The legal group asked for the U.S. Supreme Court to continue to stay enforcement of the ban. “The sudden urgency of the Trump administration’s effort to discriminate against transgender service members is bordering on the…

Lambda Legal: Supreme Court should deny premature request for review of transgender military ban rulings

WASHINGTON – Lambda Legal today urged the U.S. Supreme Court to deny a petition from the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) asking that the Court review three preliminary federal district court rulings that have kept the Trump administration from implementing its discriminatory plan to ban transgender people from serving openly in the U.S. Armed Services.…

Trans military ban plaintiffs ask SCOTUS to deny the administration’s request for review

WASHINGTON — Transgender service members challenging Trump’s military ban on Monday filed briefs opposing the administration’s request that the Supreme Court hear the cases now, before the courts of appeal have ruled. The administration is seeking early review by the Court in three cases challenging the ban: Doe v. Trump, Stockman v. Trump, and Karnoski…