09 Aug '17, 4pm

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WASHINGTON — Five active duty service women have filed the first lawsuit against President Donald Trump for what they see as an unconstitutional effort to stop transgender personnel from serving. The women, who serve in the Air Force, the Coast Guard and the Army, were previously men who have transitioned. As a group, they have more than 60 combined years of military service, with deployments to Iraq and Afghanistan. Trump’s transgender ban will likely land in court President Trump’s apparent intent to reverse the 10-month-old Pentagon policy that allows transgender troops to serve openly is likely to set the stage for a legal battle between the Defense Department and those troops at risk of involuntary separation, legal experts say. By: Peter Rathmell The case argues , among other claims, that “Trump’s directive to exclude transgender people from military service discrimi...

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