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Although the "don't ask, don't tell" policy has been repealed, that policy change still leaves transgender members of the military without protection.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.

History for equality will be made on Tuesday, even if it's an advance that is immediately in jeopardy.

January 01 2018 5:03 PM

Two federal appeals courts in two days have turned down the Trump administration's requests.

December 22 2017 7:33 PM

U.S. District Judge Colleen Kollar-Kotelly said no once again to the Trump administration's increasingly desperate pleas to delay trans enlistment.

December 11 2017 3:27 PM

A federal judge has ruled that enlistment must start January 1, but the administration wants an emergency stay of that.

December 07 2017 1:21 PM

Judge Colleen Kollar-Kotelly, who has already temporarily blocked the trans military ban, issued a clarifying order today.

November 27 2017 10:13 PM

"A capricious, arbitrary, and unqualified tweet of new policy does not trump the methodical and systematic review by military stakeholders," Judge Marvin J. Garbis wrote.

November 21 2017 4:11 PM Updated

The Golden State will put its considerable weight behind a case challenging the legality of Trump's impulsive ban on trans service members.

November 18 2017 7:10 PM