GLAD, NCLR on Appeals Court Order Granting Govt’s Motion to Dissolve Injunction in Trans Military Ban Case
March 26, 2019
The court of appeals granted the government’s request to issue the mandate, which means the injunction is dissolved, and that, at the moment, there is no legal barrier to the government’s intended plan to start enforcing the transgender military ban on April 12.
We are concerned by the serious harms that the imminent enforcement of the ban is already causing, both to the military and to transgender service members, many of whom are now scrambling to come out and initiate a gender transition before the April 12 deadline in order to be included in the so-called “grandfather” provision. The government’s plan is already wreaking havoc in the lives of dedicated transgender troops who must now face the grim choice of suppressing their identity or leaving military service, to the detriment of their fellow service members and national security.
Today’s ruling only drives home the urgency of continuing to fight this destructive policy, which we will continue to do in the district court.
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