Tag: transgender rights
"These filings from the Department of Justice confirm what we have been telling legislatures all year: Banning trans youth from sports and denying trans youth health care violates the Constitution and federal law."
“Everyone – including LGBTQ people - should be able to access health care, free from discrimination or interference, period.”
“Trans rights are human rights,” said Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin, “and on this #TransDayOfVisibility, I’m pleased to announce we've updated DoD policy on the open service of transgender individuals.”
“The ACLU will fight back against this attempt to write discrimination into the law. Shelters funded by taxpayers should be open to all – period.”
We speak to Chase Strangio, staff attorney at the ACLU, which is challenging the Trump administration’s ban on service members who are transgender.
Two lower court injunctions previously blocked Trump's policy, but in a 5-4 vote, the Supreme Court's decision allows the Pentagon to enforce the policy.
If enacted, the proposal would reverse the expansion of transgender rights that took place under President Barack Obama.
On January 1, 2018, openly transgender people will be allowed to enlist in the U.S. military.
Yet another defeat for the Trump administration.
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