U.S. District Court for the Central District of California
Filed September 5, 2017
Judge Jesus G. Bernal
GLAD and NCLR are co-counsel in Equality California‘s lawsuit challenging the transgender military ban, Stockman v. Trump. Equality California is a plaintiff in the suit together with seven individual plaintiffs who are currently serving or have taken steps to enlist. The state of California also joined the case as a plaintiff challenging the ban.
The three organizations filed a motion for preliminary injunction on October 2, 2017, in the U.S. District Court for Central California to immediately stop the ban and prevent “further irreparable harm” to transgender Americans who are currently serving in the military or have been barred from enlisting.U.S. District Court Judge Jesus G. Bernal granted that motion for preliminary injunction on December 22, 2017.
On April 25, 2018, GLAD and NCLR filed our opposition to a Trump-Pence Administration request to dissolve the nationwide preliminary injunction granted by Judge Bernal. A hearing is schedule on that motion on July 30, 2018.
In addition to GLAD and NCLR, plaintiffs in Stockman v. Trump are represented by Latham and Watkins LLP.