December 29, 2017
The Trump Administration announced tonight that it will take no further action towards a stay of the January 1 enlistment date resulting from preliminary injunctions against the transgender military ban in GLAD’s case Doe v. Trump and others. This means that as of January 1, qualified transgender Americans who wish to serve their country will be able to enlist.
Read more: U.S. military to accept transgender recruits on Monday: Pentagon (Reuters)
“I’m hoping [this development] means the government has come to see that there is no way to justify a ban and that it’s not good for the military or our country.” – Jennifer Levi, GLAD Transgender Rights Project Director