On Monday, President Donald Trump was sued twice, over his plan to ban transgender soldiers from the United States military.
The law suits the American Civil Liberties Union and the Human
Rights Campaign, filed in federal courts in Baltimore and Seattle, claim
Trump’s plan violates the Equal Protection clause of the Constitution.
The groups seek court orders barring enforcement of the ban and
preventing transgender service members from being discharged, blocked
from promotion or denied medical care.
The ACLU says, the ban is “purely political, reflecting a desire to
placate legislators and advisers who bear animus and moral disapproval
toward men and women who are transgender.”
The Maryland suit was assigned to U.S. District Judge Marvin J.
Garbis, an appointee of President George H. W. Bush. The Seattle case
hasn’t been assigned yet and no hearings have been scheduled.