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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

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 of the ban is already causing, both to the military and to
transgender service members, many of whom are now scrambling to come out and
initiate a gender transition before the April 12 deadline in order to be
included in the so-called “grandfather” provision.  The government’s plan is already wreaking
havoc in the lives of dedicated transgender troops who must now face the grim
choice of suppressing their identity or leaving military service, to the
detriment of their fellow service members and national security.

Today’s ruling only drives home the urgency of continuing to
fight this destructive policy, which we will continue to do in the district
court.

 

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