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

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