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

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