A federal judge in Maryland is the second judge to block President Donald Trump’s ban on transgender service members in the U.S. armed forces. Trump’s proposed ban involves prohibiting transgender people from serving in the military, as well as from receiving transition-related health care through the military. Judge Marvin Garbis was struck by the haste … Continued
The Pentagon paid for an active-duty service member’s gender transition surgery that took place on Tuesday, NBC News reports. It was the first such gender-reassignment procedure approved under a waiver allowing the United States military to pay for the operation, and it took place in a private hospital. We know that the soldier identifies as … Continued
The future of the ban is now in question.
A rare bipartisan effort in the U.S. Senate.
Transgender troops will be able to continue to serve… for now.
On July 26, Donald Trump tweeted his proposal for banning transgender service members from the U.S. military. After consultation with my Generals and military experts, please be advised that the United States Government will not accept or allow…… — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 26, 2017 ….Transgender individuals to serve in any capacity in the … Continued
The statements from those with military service counter Trump’s claim that allowing transgender people to serve would create “disruption” in the military.