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For the Second Time This Month, Federal Judge Blocks Trump’s Anti-Transgender Military Ban

By Adam Polaski • November 21, 2017, 3:06 pm Today, November 21, U.S. District Court Judge Marvin J. Garbis granted a preliminary injunction to plaintiffs who brought forward a lawsuit with the ACLU, Stone v. Trump, against President Donald Trump's policy prohibiting open military service for transgender Americans.
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Transgender Awareness Week: 5 Ways Visibility For Transgender Americans Has Skyrocketed in 2017

By Shane Stahl • November 16, 2017, 1:06 pm This week, November 13-20, individuals and organizations around the country will commemorate Transgender Awareness Week, culminating in the annual Trans Day of Remembrance on Monday, November 20.
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Case Against Trump’s Military Ban Will Proceed Even With Preliminary Injunction in Effect

By Shane Stahl • November 13, 2017, 3:02 pm On Saturday November 11, a federal judge issued a preliminary injunction in the case of Karnoski v. Trump, a challenge to the President’s ban on transgender people serving openly in the U.S. military. The Trump administration sought a stay in the case (delaying it from moving forward) due to a similar injunction in the case of Doe v. Trump.
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The Ask & Tell Project Aims to Share New Stories from LGBTQ Veterans & Servicemembers

By Adam Polaski • November 10, 2017, 9:30 am The Ask & Tell Project encapsulates this goal in a beautiful way, and we're thankful for Alisha Guffey's leadership in the project and the dozens of LGBTQ veterans who will be sharing their stories in the weeks and months to come.
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Federal Judge Blocks Trump Administration’s Anti-Transgender Military Ban

By Adam Polaski • October 30, 2017, 1:14 pm Today a federal judge granted a preliminary injunction in Doe v. Trump, temporarily halting the ban on open military service for transgender people.
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In November, Judges Coast to Coast Will Consider Trump’s Unpatriotic Military Ban

By Adam Polaski • October 23, 2017, 10:31 am November will be a busy month for the Trump Administration, which will be required in courtrooms coast to coast to defend the unpatriotic, indefensible ban on open service for transgender Americans
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Lambda Legal, ACLU File Lawsuits Against Trump’s Ban on Transgender Servicemembers

By Adam Polaski • August 29, 2017, 12:07 pm This week the legal teams at Lambda Legal and the American Civil Liberties Union filed separate lawsuits challenging President Donald Trump's directive banning open service for transgender servicemembers.
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Commander-in-Chief Officially Turns His Back on Transgender Servicemembers with Signed Directive

By Freedom for All Americans • August 25, 2017, 7:15 pm Tonight, August 25, President Donald Trump signed a directive banning transgender Americans from enlisting in the United States military and leaving thousands of currently serving transgender servicemembers in limbo.
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Report: White House Set to Issue Guidance to Pentagon on Transgender Military Ban

By Adam Polaski • August 24, 2017, 11:03 am Last night The Wall Street Journal reported that the Trump Administration is finalizing plans to send guidance to the Pentagon regarding implementation of the ban on transgender military service.
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U.S. Commission on Civil Rights Condemns Trump’s Anti-Transgender Military Ban

By Adam Polaski • August 21, 2017, 10:30 am "Animus has no place in any aspect of American life. All Americans deserve our government’s respect and protection, not affirmative harm from the government itself."
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In First Public Comments Since His Tweetstorm, President Trump Incomprehensibly Defends Proposal

By Adam Polaski • August 11, 2017, 11:00 am President Trump is digging in on his proposal to courageous transgender Americans from serving in the United States military - and just like his tweets from two two weeks ago, his defense is incomprehensible.
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Report: Proposal to Ban Transgender Americans from Military Service Would Cost Nearly One Billion Dollars to Implement

By Adam Polaski • August 10, 2017, 12:31 pm The report found that the cost of implementing a ban on transgender service members, including forcing out the estimated 12,800 currently serving troops, would be nearly one billion dollars – $960 million.
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Five Transgender Servicemembers Team with GLAD & NCLR to File Lawsuit Against Trump’s Military Ban

By Adam Polaski • August 9, 2017, 12:11 pm The plaintiffs in the lawsuit, entitled Doe v. Trump, are five transgender service members from the Air Force, Coast Guard, and Army with nearly 60 years of combined service in the United States military.
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Trump Abandons Campaign Promise, Tweets That Transgender People Are Banned From Service

By Adam Polaski • July 26, 2017, 11:14 am "President Trump pledged he would be 'great' for veterans and for the LGBT community, and today's tweets accomplish neither."
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In Bipartisan Vote House of Representatives Rejects Anti-Transgender Proposal

By Adam Polaski • July 14, 2017, 11:07 am The measure failed, 214-209, after two dozen Republicans refused to offer their support, and following a day of public outcry that saw Capitol switchboards lighting up with calls from concerned constituents.