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Aug 28 2017
Lambda Legal, ACLU Sue Over Trump's Trans Ban Comments (0)

LAMDA LEGAL GAYTwo lawsuits have been filed to challenge Trump's idiotic, unconstitutional military trans ban.

One suit filed Monday is by the ACLU. The other is a joint suit by gay orgs OutServe-SLDN.

Keep reading for more on this positive development ...

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Reuters confirms that two lawsuits were filed Monday to challenge Trump's highly controversial trans ban, which bars transgender people from military service. Just because.

According to U.S. News & World Report:

The civil lawsuit was filed by the ACLU of Maryland as well as six transgender service members currently serving in the U.S. military: Petty Officer First Class Brock Stone, Senior Airman John Doe, Airman First Class Seven Ero George, Petty Officer First Class Teagan Gilbert, Staff Sergeant Kate Cole and Technical Sergeant Tommie Parker.

Further, regarding the Lambda/OutServe-SLDN suit:

"This ban not only wrongfully prevents patriotic, talented Americans from serving, it also compromises the safety and security of our country," Peter Renn, Lambda Legal's senior attorney, said in a statement. "Thousands of current service members are transgender, and many have been serving openly, courageously and successfully in the U.S. military for more than a year – not to mention the previous decades when many were forced to serve in silence."

Trump signed a memo demanding a trans ban this past Friday, while the country was consumed by news of Hurricane Harvey hammering Texas. His memo leaves it up to Defense Secretary James Mattis and Acting Secretary of Homeland Security Elaine Duke when it comes to trans servicemembers who are already in  the armed services.

Vile bigot running the country. All the more reason to shame any LGBTQ people or supposed allies who voted for this cretin.