First Federal Lawsuit Filed Against President Trump's Ban On Transgender Troops

First Federal Lawsuit Filed Against President Trump's Ban On Transgender Troops

"I think I have support, or I've had great support, from that community".

The Associated Press reported last week that a number of military lawyers have been assembled to work with the White House to "flesh out some of the issues" associated with Trump's desired transgender ban.

"This proposed ban, if implemented, would cause significant disruptions, deprive the military of mission-critical talent, and compromise the integrity of transgender troops who would be forced to live a lie, as well as non-transgender peers who would be forced to choose between reporting their comrades or disobeying policy", the letter stated.

President Donald Trump has claimed banning trans people from the USA military would save on "tremendous medical costs".

On Thursday, Trump said he thinks he's "doing the military a great favor" by banning transgender troops.

The service members, who are not named, all say they have relied on the Defense Department's current policy permitting open service by transgender service members and argue Trump's ban, which may result in early termination or failure to renew their contracts, is unconstitutional. Additionally, Pentagon chief spokeswoman Dana White has confirmed that there are talks between the White House and Pentagon to come up with the details of the new policy. "As you know it's been a very complicated issue for the military, it's been a very confusing issue for the military and I think I'm doing the military a great favor". Got a lot of votes.

"Our military must be focused on decisive and overwhelming victory and can not be burdened with the tremendous medical costs and disruption that transgender in the military would entail". Many were quick to criticize Trump's policy change: Fifty-six retired USA generals, admirals and other senior officers penned a letter to Trump to voice their opposition to the ban, and several Republican senators expressed concern about the move.

"This latest Trump injustice is a threat to our military, a threat to our security, a threat to our standing in the world and a threat to the very idea of America", Mabus wrote.

The lawsuit was filed against Trump, Mattis and various other senior military officials by the National Center for Lesbian Rights (NCLR) and GLAAD, a legal advocacy group.

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