New Challenge to Transgender Military Ban Filed by Naval Officer

Naval Officer Files New Challenge to Trump’s Transgender Military Ban Doe v. Esper is the first challenge to be filed since the transgender military ban went into effect  BOSTON, MA —Jane Doe, an officer in the U.S. Navy who has served two extended tours of duty over nine years and is now facing involuntary discharge becauseContinue reading New Challenge to Transgender Military Ban Filed by Naval Officer

GLAD, NCLR, Equality CA Applaud Ninth Circuit Ruling Giving Green Light for New Review of Transgender Military Ban

June 14, 2019 – Today, the Ninth Circuit issued its long-awaited decision in Karnoski v. Trump, one of the four legal challenges to the ban on military service by transgender people.  The Ninth Circuit ruled that the district court applied the wrong legal standard when it denied the government’s request to lift the court’s orderContinue reading GLAD, NCLR, Equality CA Applaud Ninth Circuit Ruling Giving Green Light for New Review of Transgender Military Ban

Poll: Majority of Americans Support Transgender Troops

The American public understands what top military leaders understand: qualification for military service should be based on the ability to meet military standards, not on singling out one group of people for different treatment. – Jennifer Levi, GLAD The President’s continued attacks on transgender service members are  not only dangerous and unprincipled, they are outContinue reading Poll: Majority of Americans Support Transgender Troops

NCLR and GLAD Respond to Trump’s Statements about the Transgender Military Ban

Organizations leading the legal fight against the Trump administration’s ban on transgender military service issued the following statement in response to President Trump’s false claims that allowing transgender people to serve in the military would be overly costly:     Statement by Jennifer Levi, Director of the Transgender Rights Project at GLBTQ Legal Advocates & DefendersContinue reading NCLR and GLAD Respond to Trump’s Statements about the Transgender Military Ban