Advocates, Plaintiffs Applaud President Biden’s Reversal of the Transgender Military Ban

Jan. 25, 2021 (WASHINGTON) — Today, President Biden issued an executive order lifting the ban on transgender military service.  Since the outgoing administration began to enforce the ban in April 2019, dedicated transgender service members have been threatened with discharge, and qualified transgender Americans have been barred from enlisting, participating in ROTC, or attending militaryContinue reading Advocates, Plaintiffs Applaud President Biden’s Reversal of the Transgender Military Ban

New Polling Demonstrates Bipartisan Support for Transgender Troops

A new national public opinion poll by Morning Consult demonstrates high levels of bipartisan support for transgender service members and broad opposition to the current federal ban on transgender people serving in the military. Among the key findings: 60% of adults believe transgender people face stigma in their communities. A majority of independents believe theContinue reading New Polling Demonstrates Bipartisan Support for Transgender Troops

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