From Equality California:
Equality California has filed a lawsuit challenging President Trump’s Aug. 25 directive prohibiting transgender people from joining the military and banning military healthcare plans from providing vital services to transgender servicemembers. Equality California is an organizational plaintiff in the lawsuit, together with seven transgender individuals impacted by the ban.
National Center for Lesbian Rights (NCLR), GLBTQ Legal Advocates & Defenders (GLAD) and the law firm of Latham & Watkins LLP represent Equality California and the individual plaintiffs in Stockman v. Trump. Equality California represents 500,000 members in California, including transgender people directly affected by the President’s directive, and seven individual plaintiffs across the country who are being harmed by the ban. The suit claims the ban unlawfully discriminates against transgender people on the basis of their gender identity; impinges upon transgender people’s fundamental rights by penalizing and stigmatizing them for expressing a fundamental aspect of their personal identity; and violates their right to openly express who they are.
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