Transgender Troops Sue Over Trump’s Trans Ban

Via the Daily Wire

Just a few weeks after President Trump announced that the U.S. Military “will not accept or allow transgender individuals to serve in any capacity” — a reversal of the “pro-transgender” policy implemented by President Obama less than a year earlier — five transgender active duty service members filed a lawsuit against the president.

“​After consultation with my Generals and military experts, please be advised that the United States Government will not accept or allow transgender individuals to serve in any capacity in the U.S. Military,” Trump announced on July 26 in a series of tweets. “Our military must be focused on decisive and overwhelming victory and cannot be burdened with the tremendous medical costs and disruption that transgender in the military would entail. Thank you.”

On Wednesday, the National Center for Lesbian Rights and GLBTQ Legal Advocates & Defenders filed a lawsuit on behalf of five unnamed active duty service members from the Air Force, Army and Coast Guard against the reimposed ban. The attorneys of the five transgender service members, all using the pseudonym “Jane Doe,” argue that the ban violates the constitutional rights of transgender individuals by denying them due process and equal protection.