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

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