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Transgender service members sue Trump

by Mike Andrew – SGN Staff Writer Five Transgender service members filed suit against Donald Trump and other federal officials on August 9. The five are collectively identified as ‘Jane Doe’ in the 15-page complaint filed on their behalf by the National Center for Lesbian Rights and GLAD (GLBTQ Legal Advocates and Defenders). The lawsuit – now known as Doe v. Trump – charges that Trump’s tweets barring Trans people from military service ‘upset the reasonable expectations of plaintiffs and thousands of other transgender service members and the men and women with whom they serve and fight.’ This undermining of Trans service members’ expectation of continued military service amounts to a violation of the right to equal protection and due process under the Fifth Amendment of the US Constitution, the lawsuit says. The plaintiffs have also been injured by Trump’s new policy barring them from military service, their attor

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