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Trans military “guidance”: NCLR, GLAD statement

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contacts:  Lauren Gray, Communications Director lgray@nclrights.org / (215) 983-3099 Pentagon reacts to chaos created by Trump’s transgender military ban NCLR and GLAD say, “This guidance does nothing new: it does not stop the ban or the March target date for terminating the service of current service members, it does not permit transgender people to join the military—now or ever; and it does not...

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Trans Military Ban: New Motion from GLAD, NCLR Would Immediately Stop Ban

Contact: Lauren Gray, National Center for Lesbian Rights (NCLR) lgray@nclrights.org / (215) 983-3099 Carisa Cunningham (617) 447-6500 NCLR, GLAD File New Motion for Urgent, Immediate Halt to President Trump’s Transgender Military Ban   Military leaders speak out in powerful new declarations against Trump’s ban, its disruption to armed forces and threat to national security New plaintiff, Regan Kibby from U.S. Naval...

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NCLR Responds to Inaccurate Reports that Secretary Mattis Has Halted Trump’s Transgender Military Ban

National Center for Lesbian Rights (NCLR) Legal Director Shannon Minter issued the following statement in response to suggestions that Secretary Mattis exercised discretion to halt Trump’s transgender military ban: “Secretary Mattis did not make a decision to ‘buy time’ or to ‘freeze’ the current policy. The President’s August 25, 2017 Memorandum expressly provides that the new ban does not go into effect until March 23, 2018 and expressly states that no one can...

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White House Issues Transgender Military Guidance: Joint Statement by NCLR and GLAD

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contacts:  Lauren Gray, Communications Director lgray@nclrights.org / (215) 983-3099  White House Issues Transgender Military Guidance NCLR and GLAD Say Their Current Lawsuit Will Stop Ban   (WASHINGTON, DC, August 25, 2017) —Attorneys from the National Center for Lesbian Rights (NCLR) and GLBTQ Legal Advocates and Defenders (GLAD) representing five servicemembers who recently filed a federal...

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NCLR on Trump’s Transgender Service Member Announcement

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact:  Lauren Gray Director of Communications National Center for Lesbian Rights Office: 415.365.1324 Mobile: 215.983.3099 LGray@nclrights.org NCLR’s Shannon Price Minter responds to Trump’s announcement regarding transgender service members “In three tweets, Trump is purporting to fire 15,000 transgender service members” (Washington, D.C., July 26, 2017)—Today, Trump used Twitter...

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Doe v. Trump and Stockman v. Trump

NCLR and GLBTQ Legal Advocates & Defenders (GLAD) represent the plaintiffs in two major lawsuits challenging President Trump’s directive to reinstate a ban on transgender people serving in the military. The suits, Doe v. Trump and Stockman v. Trump, were filed on behalf of transgender service members with decades of combined military service. In June 2016, after comprehensive review of the issue by military experts and others, the Department of Defense announced that transgender...

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