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A federal judge on Monday denied the request by the Trump administration to enforce the president's ban on transgender troops.
“Unpacking these stories is a difficult but necessary process if we as a society want to protect the most vulnerable and address the root causes for their unjust and premature deaths.”
A judge ruled that the ban lacked justification and “cannot possibly constitute a legitimate governmental interest.”
Danica Roem, a Democrat of Virginia, has taken the seat from self-proclaimed “chief homophobe” Bob Marshall, who has sat on the legislature since 1992.
The judge said the military previously commissioned a study that debunked concerns about unit cohesion, military readiness, or healthcare costs related to transgender troops.
“Transgender people are just as qualified to say, ‘Hey, I can’t stand being stuck in traffic right now. I have some ideas to fix this,’” said Danica Roem, who is campaigning to be the country’s first transgender state legislator.
A consent decree proposed by Gov. Roy Cooper (D), the ACLU and transgender people who sued the state would remove some harmful effects of HB 2.
Attorney General Jeff Sessions rescinded an Obama administration memo from 2014 that said Title VII does protect transgender people, a position also taken by several federal appeals courts in recent years.
“Like same-sex colleges all over the country, Spelman is taking into account evolving definitions of gender identity in a changing world,” said the president of the historically Black women’s college.
“Finally, Texans can breathe a temporary sigh of relief,” said an official with the Human Rights Campaign.
The service members suing the president are three U.S. Army soldiers, one U.S. Air Force airman and one member of the U.S. Coast Guard who are active duty.
The two feared for their lives after a coworker cut the brake lines on their car, according to the lawsuit.
On “Transparent”Jeffrey Tambor plays Maura Pfefferman, a divorced, retired transgender professor.
The case of Gavin Grimm, once set to be heard by the U.S. Supreme Court, could have been a landmark case on transgender rights.
“We have made an investment in you, and you have made an investment in the Coast Guard,” U.S. Coast Guard Commandant Admiral Paul Zukunft said of service members. “And I will not break the faith.”
Fifty-eight percent of adults agreed with the statement, “Transgender people should be allowed to serve in the military.”
About 61 percent of transgender and gender nonconforming students reported suicidal thoughts, compared to 20 percent their cisgender peers.
“The bottom line is that this does great harm to people who simply want to serve their country,” said retired Col. Sheri Swokowski, the highest-ranking openly transgender veteran.
Transgender people in the military would cause “too much disruption” along with “tremendous medical costs,” the president tweeted Wednesday morning.
Enactment in Texas, the most-populous Republican-dominated state, could give momentum in other socially conservative states for additional action on the issue.
Transgender people still face discrimination and threats to their safety in North Carolina, advocacy groups said in a new federal court action on Friday.
The stakes are high in Texas, which has an economy larger than Russia’s.