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Trans Military Ban Plaintiffs Ask Supreme Court to Deny the Trump Administration’s Premature Request for Review

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE December 24, 2018 Contacts: Amanda Johnston, GLAD ajohnston@glad.org / (617) 417-7769 Lauren Gray, NCLR lgray@nclrights.org / (215) 983-3099 Samuel Garrett-Pate, Equality California sam@eqca.org / (973) 476-3770 Transgender Military Ban Plaintiffs Ask the Supreme Court to Deny...

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Trump Asks Supreme Court to Intervene Now and Allow Implementation of His Trans Military Ban

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 23, 2018 Contacts: Lauren Gray, NCLR lgray@nclrights.org / (215) 983-3099 Amanda Johnston, GLAD ajohnston@glad.org / (617) 417-7769 Samuel Garrett-Pate, Equality California sam@eqca.org / (973) 476-3770   Trump Asks Supreme Court to...

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Retired Military Officers and Surgeons General, Vets, 19 States, and Others File Briefs Opposing the Trans Military Ban

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 30, 2018 Contacts: Lauren Gray, NCLR lgray@nclrights.org / (215) 983-3099 Amanda Johnston, GLAD ajohnston@glad.org / (617) 417-7769   Retired Military Officers and Surgeons General, Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America, Service Women’s Action Network, NAACP, the Korematsu Center, Military Historians, National Women’s Law...

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7 Years After Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell: NCLR and GLAD Joint Statement

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 20, 2018 Contacts: Lauren Gray, NCLR lgray@nclrights.org / (215) 983-3099 Amanda Johnston, GLAD ajohnston@glad.org / (617) 417-7769 NCLR and GLAD, the LGBTQ Legal Organizations Leading the Fight to Stop the Trump-Pence Trans Military Ban, Joint Statement on 7 Years...

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Trump Administration Motion to Dissolve Preliminary Injunction Blocking Trans Military Ban is Denied

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 18, 2018 MEDIA CONTACTS: Samuel Garrett-Pate, Equality California sam@eqca.org / (973) 476-3770 Lauren Gray, NCLR lgray@nclrights.org / (215) 983-3099 Amanda Johnston, GLAD ajohnston@glad.org / (617) 417-7769 Tania Mercado, California DOJ...

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2nd Circuit Says Sexual Orientation Discrimination Prohibited Under Title VII

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 26, 2018 Contacts:  Amanda Johnston, GLAD ajohnston@glad.org / (617) 417-7769 Lauren Gray, NCLR lgray@nclrights.org / (215) 983-3099   Second Circuit Says Sexual Orientation Discrimination is Prohibited Under Title VII of the Federal Civil Rights Act Joint Statement of GLAD and NCLR NEW YORK—Today,...

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A Note for Those in Our Community Planning to Enlist in the Military

On January 1, for the first time in history, transgender Americans will be able to openly enlist in our nation’s military. This is an incredible moment, and one we can all celebrate. We know that many transgender Americans have been planning and preparing for over a year for this day.  And many others will now begin considering this as a real option for the very first time. The military has put considerable time into preparing for this day, and has developed guidelines for those charged with...

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Trump Drops Attempts to Delay Transgender Enlistment

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contacts:  Lauren Gray, NCLR lgray@nclrights.org / (215) 983-3099 Amanda Johnston, GLAD ajohnston@glad.org / (617) 417-7769 Trump administration drops attempts to delay transgender enlistment after repeated court losses in NCLR and GLAD lawsuits; military to begin accepting qualified trans recruits after January 1...

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D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals Denies Trump Attempt to Delay Trans Enlistment

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contacts:  Lauren Gray, NCLR lgray@nclrights.org / (215) 983-3099 Amanda Johnston, GLAD ajohnston@glad.org / (617) 417-7769 D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals Court Denies Trump Administration Request to Delay January 1 Transgender Enlistment Date    (Washington, D.C., December 22, 2017)—The D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals today rejected a Trump Administration request to stay District...

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Former Military & Security Officials Oppose Trump Administration Trans Enlistment Delay, New NCLR and GLAD Filing

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contacts: Lauren Gray, NCLR lgray@nclrights.org / (215) 983-3099 Amanda Johnston, GLAD ajohnston@glad.org / (617) 417-7769 Nearly 50 Retired Military Officers and National Security Officials File Brief in Support of Transgender Plaintiffs in Doe v. Trump, Dispute Need for Trump Administration’s Requested...

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