The Fight for Open Transgender Military Service Is Only Beginning

Earlier this week, media reports incorrectly reported that the Pentagon would begin allowing transgender people to enlist in the military despite President Trump’s opposition.

First, in a misleading tweet, the Associated Press reported that the “Pentagon says it will allow transgender people to enlist in the military beginning Jan. 1, despite Trump's opposition.” The tweet and subsequent reports made no mention of the court orders requiring the Trump administration to permit transgender people to enlist or the government appeals seeking to stop enlistments from happening. The suggestion that the Pentagon was defying the president or that there was some goodwill in the administration towards transgender individuals was inaccurate and grossly misleading.

The reporting has since been updated to reflect the actual state of pending litigation, but widespread misinformation about the status of the ban gave a false sense of security that trans people will be able to enlist in the military once the new year begins. But in reality, the Defense Department is fighting back in court to stop transgender people from enlisting and continuing to try to implement the president’s discriminatory ban targeting transgender individuals who currently or intend to serve in the military.

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Three federal courts have now put a preliminary stop to President Trump’s ban on transgender people serving in the military, which he first announced on Twitter in July of this year. Courts in the District of Columbia, Washington, and Maryland have held that the president’s ban is likely unconstitutional and stopped its enforcement while the cases make their way through the courts.

Under existing court orders, the government cannot discharge service members just because they are transgender, must provide medically necessary health care to currently serving individuals who are transgender, and cannot bar enlistment into the military by transgender recruits beginning on January 1, 2018. On Tuesday, the government filed an emergency stay application in the ACLU’s case seeking to continue barring transgender people from enlisting in the U.S. military into the new year. Last week, the government filed a comparable motion in a District of Columbia case, which was rejected by that court.

The ACLU is fighting back every step of the way. This week we are opposing the government’s efforts to put our victory on hold and we will continue to fight back through the courts, over the holidays, and into the future, until we can rest assured that we have obtained justice for transgender service members.

Our clients are men and women who are transgender who have been serving this country for years, some of whom want to commission as officers but would be barred from doing so by the president’s proposed ban on enlistments by transgender individuals. While the president’s ban stigmatizes and threatens transgender service members every day, these brave individuals are continuing to fight for their careers, their fellow service members, and for the Constitution.

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GayFaggot

I'm a pervert aka homosexual. I want to serve in the military so I can watch other men undress and look at their pee pee sacks. I'm also a gay man who likes to wear pink panties. I hope I can wear my bra on the battlefield.

Father of GayFaggot

Yes son you are a pervert but it's okay because half of the men at the GayCLU are perverts too. And to answer your question you can wear your pink panties and your leopard bra while on the battlefield. You can dress like Klinger from the show MASH if you have a mind to.

Mother of GayFaggot

now son you can live a perverted lifestyle and be a faggot if you want but you are not wearing my best lingerie do you hear me? My panties are not made for gay men to wear. But I will lend you my nighty and my g-string and you can also borrow my tampons. wait! Have you officially had a sex change yet?

GayFaggot

no mother I have not had the official sex change yet. I think I'm going to have the procedure AKA chopadickfrome. then I will be able to use your tampons. I might even decide to have a baby.

Dr. Joseph Goebbels

People are offended by the remarks I make here, but I'm a Sunday school teacher compared to what other people post here.

ArealFag

Hey stop with the gay faggot talk. You aren’t even using it right. A fag/faggot is a noisy Harley rider in a motorcycle “club” that lost Vietnam.

So a gay faggot is a happy Harley biker. They are white middle aged, sometimes have beards, usually wear rediculious leather pants and vests with fag patches.

Next time you pass a group of these, roll down your window and yell FAGS! Maybe the sgt at arms will get his handle bar bull whip caught in his wheel and crash his faggot ass.

BTW, the bravest best troop in our unit in Iraq was a gay homosexual. A happy man who liked the company of men. Sound familiar.

Katie Schmid

You must be great at parties.

Bethlehammayor

The real question is...Was Jesus Christ genetically superior to the modern human or not?

The pope won’t reveal the genetic dna of the supposed relics it has. Oh yeah if you didn’t know, catholics keep bones, hair, and any other physical genetic material they can collect after death. They put them in glass alters for worship.

However, the Vatican will not allow genetic material to be extracted for analysis by anyone.

But the American takes “Indian” bones for “historical” collection all the time from sacred spaces.

Let’s raid the Vatican abs take their shit for DNA process like we do the Indian man.

Amy B.

Whatever

Cait Sidhe

Wow, you haters really know nothing about folks in the LGBT+ community. I feel so sorry for your pathetic attempts to be a troll. Maybe try on a conservative website. You can get the attention you crave there.

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