LGBTQ Organizations: Defense Authorization Bill Should Have Ended Trans Troop Ban 

WASHINGTON — Today, a coalition of organizations, including the Human Rights Campaign, National Center for Transgender Equality, GLBTQ Legal Advocates and Defenders (GLAD), Modern Military Association of America, National Center for Lesbian Rights, Lambda Legal, American Civil Liberties Union, and Palm Center, expressed disappointment that the final FY20 National Defense Authorization bill does not includeContinue reading LGBTQ Organizations: Defense Authorization Bill Should Have Ended Trans Troop Ban 

Important Motion to Compel Ruling for Doe v Trump

Today we received an important, favorable ruling that authorizes broad discovery, enabling us to move forward with our case against the Trump Administration’s unfair and damaging transgender military ban. Judge Colleen Kollar-Kotelly rejected the government’s claims that initially available documents should be considered privileged and be removed from the information that plaintiffs will use toContinue reading Important Motion to Compel Ruling for Doe v Trump

GLAD and NCLR Applaud Congressional Effort to Reverse Transgender Military Ban, Prohibit Discrimination in Military Service

GLAD and NCLR, organizations leading the legal fight against the ban on transgender military service, released the following statements on this week’s anticipated U.S. House vote on an amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act that would allow any qualified individual, including transgender people, to serve in the U.S. military:  Statement by Jennifer Levi, Director of Transgender Rights Project atContinue reading GLAD and NCLR Applaud Congressional Effort to Reverse Transgender Military Ban, Prohibit Discrimination in Military Service

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