THE TRANSGENDER MILITARY BAN HAS BEEN REVERSED
VICTORY! President Biden signed an executive order to reverse the ban on transgender people serving in the U.S. military.
As GLAD and NCLR continue to fight Trump’s baseless and immoral transgender military ban in court, we are joining with the Trans People of Color Coalition (TPOCC) and SPART*A this Veterans Month to highlight the stories of transgender veterans and service members of color.
For more than 40 years, the National Center for Lesbian Rights (NCLR) and GLBTQ Legal Advocates & Defenders (GLAD) have been moving the needle on LGBTQ equality.
These courageous individuals, both named and anonymous, are standing up on behalf of their community and will make a difference for generations to come.
March 15, 2020 – GLAD and NCLR Respond to US Navy Granting Waiver to Transgender Officer Who Sued to Challenge Military Ban
“Dedicated military service members shouldn’t have to bring a lawsuit to be able to continue doing their job.” – Jennifer Levi, GLAD Transgender Rights Project Director.
“There is no basis for treating transgender service members differently by requiring them to seek a waiver that no one else has to obtain in order to continue to serve.” – Shannon Minter, NCLR Legal Director
If you have been or could be affected by the transgender military ban, we’d like to hear from you.
We filed Doe v. Trump on August 9, 2017 – the first lawsuit to challenge the ban, and the first to win a nationwide preliminary injunction against it.
Two months later, we joined Stockman v. Trump, another lawsuit challenging the ban, brought on behalf of Equality California.
Two other lawsuits challenging the ban are also working their way through the courts: Stone v. Trump brought by the ACLU and Karnoski v. Trump brought by Lambda Legal.
Partner Organizations Supporting Transgender Troops
and Fighting the Ban:
SPART*A | Equality California | OutServe-SLDN | Lambda Legal | ACLU | TPOCC