White House sued by ACLU over transgender soldiers ban
U.S. President Donald Trump has been sued again over his plan to ban transgender Americans from serving in the military.
By Erik Larson|August 28, 2017 at 01:08 PM
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(Bloomberg) – U.S. President Donald Trump has been sued again over his plan to ban transgender Americans from serving in the military, setting the stage for another bruising court battle over a directive from the White House.
The lawsuit by the American Civil Liberties Union, filed Monday in federal court in Maryland, alleges Trump’s order violates the Equal Protection clause of the Constitution. An Aug. 25 White House memo gave Defense Secretary James Mattis six months to return to the previous policy barring transgender soldiers and immediately barred transgender-related expenses.
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