McIntyre v. Whitmer
Defending a Michigan National Guard Specialist and Army veteran who is facing involuntary discharge because she is transgender.
District Court for the Western District of Michigan
Filed October 30, 2020
On October 30, 2020, GLAD and the National Center for Lesbian Rights (NCLR) filed a new challenge to the transgender military ban on behalf of Michigan Army National Guard Specialist Blaire McIntyre.
Specialist McIntrye has served as a dedicated and successful member of the Michigan Army National Guard since April 2015 and previously served in the active duty Army where she deployed to Afghanistan. She now faces discharge after disclosing her transgender status.
Specialist McIntrye also works as a uniformed civilian National Guard employee specializing in armament. Because of her position as a dual status technician, discharge from the National Guard would also result in the loss of her civilian position.