GLAD and NCLR Applaud SERVE Act Introduction to Protect Transgender Veterans

Attorneys at GLAD and NCLR, the organizations leading the legal fight to end the ban, issued the following statements on the introduction of the Securing the Rights our Veterans Earned Act, or SERVE Act, in the U.S. House of Representatives: “We applaud Rep. Pappas and the bill’s co-sponsors for their commitment to supporting our transgenderContinue reading GLAD and NCLR Applaud SERVE Act Introduction to Protect Transgender Veterans

GLAD and NCLR Applaud States Supporting Transgender Servicemembers

New Jersey Governor Murphy joins the governors of California, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, and Washington in opposing Trump’s transgender military ban Governor Phil Murphy announced today he will exercise every option available to allow transgender servicemembers to continue serving in the New Jersey Army National Guard. New Jersey joins California, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, andContinue reading GLAD and NCLR Applaud States Supporting Transgender Servicemembers

Trump Administration Begins Enforcing Its Transgender Military Ban Amid Ongoing Legal Challenges

GLAD says, “That the Trump administration has pushed so hard to be allowed to implement this baseless, immoral and un-American ban is nothing short of shameful.” NCLR says, “A country that turns its back on the very individuals who are willing to make the ultimate sacrifice to defend it has lost its moral bearings” WASHINGTON,Continue reading Trump Administration Begins Enforcing Its Transgender Military Ban Amid Ongoing Legal Challenges

Statement from NCLR and GLAD on D.C. Court of Appeals order granting the government’s motion to dissolve the injunction in Doe v. Trump

The court of appeals granted the government’s request to issue the mandate, which means the injunction is dissolved, and that, at the moment, there is no legal barrier to the government’s intended plan to start enforcing the transgender military ban on April 12.  We are concerned by the serious harms that the imminent enforcement ofContinue reading Statement from NCLR and GLAD on D.C. Court of Appeals order granting the government’s motion to dissolve the injunction in Doe v. Trump