Content Filed Under: Momentum in the Military

Posts concerning action taken regarding LGBTQ non-discrimination in the U.S. Armed Forces.

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Lambda Legal, ACLU File Lawsuits Against Trump’s Ban on Transgender Servicemembers

By Adam Polaski • August 29, 2017, 12:07 pm This week the legal teams at Lambda Legal and the American Civil Liberties Union filed separate lawsuits challenging President Donald Trump's directive banning open service for transgender servicemembers.
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Commander-in-Chief Officially Turns His Back on Transgender Servicemembers with Signed Directive

By Freedom for All Americans • August 25, 2017, 7:15 pm Tonight, August 25, President Donald Trump signed a directive banning transgender Americans from enlisting in the United States military and leaving thousands of currently serving transgender servicemembers in limbo.
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Report: White House Set to Issue Guidance to Pentagon on Transgender Military Ban

By Adam Polaski • August 24, 2017, 11:03 am Last night The Wall Street Journal reported that the Trump Administration is finalizing plans to send guidance to the Pentagon regarding implementation of the ban on transgender military service.
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U.S. Commission on Civil Rights Condemns Trump’s Anti-Transgender Military Ban

By Adam Polaski • August 21, 2017, 10:30 am "Animus has no place in any aspect of American life. All Americans deserve our government’s respect and protection, not affirmative harm from the government itself."
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In First Public Comments Since His Tweetstorm, President Trump Incomprehensibly Defends Proposal

By Adam Polaski • August 11, 2017, 11:00 am President Trump is digging in on his proposal to courageous transgender Americans from serving in the United States military - and just like his tweets from two two weeks ago, his defense is incomprehensible.
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Report: Proposal to Ban Transgender Americans from Military Service Would Cost Nearly One Billion Dollars to Implement

By Adam Polaski • August 10, 2017, 12:31 pm The report found that the cost of implementing a ban on transgender service members, including forcing out the estimated 12,800 currently serving troops, would be nearly one billion dollars – $960 million.
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Five Transgender Servicemembers Team with GLAD & NCLR to File Lawsuit Against Trump’s Military Ban

By Adam Polaski • August 9, 2017, 12:11 pm The plaintiffs in the lawsuit, entitled Doe v. Trump, are five transgender service members from the Air Force, Coast Guard, and Army with nearly 60 years of combined service in the United States military.
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Trump Abandons Campaign Promise, Tweets That Transgender People Are Banned From Service

By Adam Polaski • July 26, 2017, 11:14 am "President Trump pledged he would be 'great' for veterans and for the LGBT community, and today's tweets accomplish neither."
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In Bipartisan Vote House of Representatives Rejects Anti-Transgender Proposal

By Adam Polaski • July 14, 2017, 11:07 am The measure failed, 214-209, after two dozen Republicans refused to offer their support, and following a day of public outcry that saw Capitol switchboards lighting up with calls from concerned constituents.
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Action Alert: Tell Your Representative to Vote No on Anti-Transgender NDAA Amendment

By Adam Polaski • July 13, 2017, 1:18 pm A new amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act has been introduced in the United States Congress with the aim of denying medically necessary health care to transgender people in the U.S. military and their family members.
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10 Ways Discrimination Against LGBT Americans Was Spotlighted in 2016

By Adam Polaski • December 27, 2016, 1:20 am As 2016 draws to a close and we look ahead to 2017, Freedom for All Americans reflects on the biggest LGBT stories in 2016.

A Military Vet Faces Discrimination in the Workforce

April 17, 2015, 1:43 pm