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Although the "don't ask, don't tell" policy has been repealed, that policy change still leaves transgender members of the military without protection.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 has made yet another attempt to make the ban go into effect, but a federal judge refuses.

December 03 2018 1:26 PM

The administration wants the ban to go into effect even though cases against it haven't made their way through federal courts.

November 24 2018 2:25 PM

Decades ago, William Broadus fought in a segregated military. Now, his trans son is trying to integrate the armed forces once again.

November 15 2018 6:36 AM

And it provides further evidence that he blindsided military leaders with his transgender ban.

September 07 2018 5:23 PM

Trump wants to ban medically necessary coverage for trans veterans. We may be able to stop him, writes HRC's Charlotte Clymer.

September 06 2018 5:31 AM

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