GLAD and NCLR Respond to US Navy Granting Waiver to Transgender Officer Who Sued to Challenge Military Ban 

The U.S. Navy announced last night that it has granted the first waiver to a transgender service member under the transgender military ban which has been in effect for more than a year. GLBTQ Legal Advocates & Defenders (GLAD) and the National Center for Lesbian Rights (NCLR) filed suit in March on behalf of the Naval Officer whoContinue reading GLAD and NCLR Respond to US Navy Granting Waiver to Transgender Officer Who Sued to Challenge Military Ban 

Statement on the One Year Anniversary of Trump’s Transgender Military Ban 

WASHINGTON, D.C.—The U.S. Department of Defense began enforcing the transgender military ban proposed by President Trump one year ago tomorrow, on April 12, 2019. Five legal cases challenging the policy are currently pending in the federal courts. GLBTQ Legal Advocates & Defenders (GLAD) and the National Center for Lesbian Rights (NCLR) represent active service members, students in ROTC and military academy programs, and aspiring recruits in Doe v.Continue reading Statement on the One Year Anniversary of Trump’s Transgender Military Ban 

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