09 Aug '17, 6pm

Five active-duty service members sued President Donald Trump over transgender ban

Five active-duty service members sued President Donald Trump Wednesday over his intentions to ban transgender personnel from serving in the military. "The directive to reinstate a ban on open service by transgender people violates both the Equal Protection component of the Fifth Amendment and the Due Process Clause of the Fifth Amendment to the United States Constitution," states the suit filed in U.S. District Court in Washington by five anonymous "Jane Does." They are represented by the National Center for Lesbian Rights (NCLR) and GLBTQ Legal Advocates & Defenders (GLAD). Trump announced in a series of tweets on July 27 that "the United States Government will not accept or allow transgender individuals to serve in any capacity in the U.S. Military." The military has not issued a policy on how that directive would be carried out. The suit states that "upon information an...

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