Transgender Military Ban

Although the "don't ask, don't tell" policy has been repealed, that policy change still leaves transgender members of the military without protection. A serviceman or woman can still be discharged simply for being transgender. Here we track the latest news on efforts to repeal the ban on transgender Americans from serving openly in the military.

The Trump administration keeps trying and failing to persuade judges to unblock the ban.

June 15 2018 5:45 PM

After acknowledging LGBT troops under President Obama, the Defense Department now refuses to officially recognize Pride. 

June 12 2018 2:43 PM

The Trump administration was likely going to stick with the ban no matter what a panel of experts said.

May 02 2018 8:57 PM

The Navy knew it couldn't let Alexandra Chandler go. Now, after impressing the top brass there, she's trying to get elected to Congress.

7:33 AM

Because of this, a lawsuit challenging the ban can go forward, Judge Marsha Pechman rules.

April 14 2018 2:47 PM

The American Medical Association excoriates Trump's ban.

April 05 2018 2:44 PM

A plurality of Americans disapprove of his handling of LGBT issues, including the ban on military service by transgender people.

March 31 2018 3:55 PM
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