In issuing his memo, Trump took aim at the Obama administration, which past year reversed the ban on transgender people openly serving in the USA military.
The official memo came almost a month after Trump said in a series of tweets that the government "will not accept or allow" transgender people "to serve in any capacity in the U.S. Military". Lambda Legal and OutServe-SLDN filed the suit on behalf of two transgender people who wish to enlist but won't be able to under the ban, a transgender woman who has served in the US army for more than 12 years, the Human Rights Campaign and the Gender Justice League. This order reverses that course, and we strongly urge President Trump to do the right thing by allowing transgender people to serve in the USA armed forces.
The two locations maximize the chance that the pro-transgender cases will be heard by progressive judges, who may declare that Trump's power as Commander in Chief is insufficient to stop the enlistment of people who say they are living as members of the other sex.
The lawsuit by the American Civil Liberties Union, filed Monday in federal court in Maryland, alleges Trump's order violates the Equal Protection clause of the Constitution.
The ACLU tweeted that it is also representing six service members "hurt by #TransMilitaryBan".
One of the Seattle plaintiffs is 33-year-old Army Staff Sgt. Cathrine Schmid, who has served for more than 12 years and is stationed at Joint Base Lewis-McChord south of the city.
Gunmen Attack Shi'ite Mosque In Kabul, Casualties Feared
A spokesman for the Taliban Zabiullah Mujahid in a statement said such attacks are an attempt to spark tensions among the people. An armed group claiming allegiance to the Islamic State in Khorasan Province (ISKP) reportedly claimed responsibility .
Google, you're delivering groceries by voice command!
Marc Lore , CEO of Walmart U.S. eCommerce, says the partnership integrates Walmart's Easy Reorder feature into Google Express . United States retailer Walmart and internet giant Google have teamed up to offer voice-enabled shopping and delivery services.
In a press release about the OutServe-SLDN lawsuit, Lambda Leghal Senior Attorney Peter Renn said, "This ban not only wrongfully prevents patriotic, talented Americans from serving, it also compromises the safety and security of our country".
Duckworth, who lost both legs serving in the Iraq war, has received a 100 percent score on the Human Rights Campaign's (HRC) Congressional Scorecard, a measure of a lawmaker's support for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) rights.
"Allowing men and women who are transgender to serve openly and providing them with necessary health care does nothing to harm military readiness or unit cohesion", Block added.
The ACLU is suing President Donald Trump and four members of the Trump administration over the President's ban on transgender service members. Trump has tasked Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis with coming up with a plan by February 2018 for addressing already enlisted transgender individuals. It's unknown how many of them are in Georgia, which is home to thousands of USA service members and some major military installations, including Fort Benning, Fort Gordon and Fort Stewart.
"If you are willing to risk your life for your country and you can do the job, you should be able to serve - no matter your gender identity or sexual orientation", she said.
The RAND Corporation found in a 2016 study there are about 2,500 transgender people out of 1.3 million active duty service members, and 1,500 out of 825,000 in the reserves (with upper end of estimates are 7,000 and 4,000 respectively).
Following the release of her newest single, the female singer is selling snake-inspired accessories in her online store. Some felt the song was a diss toward Kanye West , whom Swift has had issues with in the past.
What at first appeared to be a sunspot or some other irregularity, in fact turned out to be the space station. From Earth, it was an incredible sight - and from space, today's historic total eclipse was just as stunning.
Even though The Sims 4 debuted three years ago, it's seen 20 percent growth month-over-month in monthly active users on PC. There's also a new area being added to the world titled Bindleton Bay, with areas to play with pets and take walks.
It had also said it would not consider polygamy and " nikah halala " for the time being but would take them up at a later stage. "We knew the court was in no mood to allow triple talaq ", its general secretary Maulana Mohammad Wali Rehmani said.
Mr Trump also said he might scrap the North American Free Trade Agreement with Mexico and Canada to jumpstart negotiations. NDP Leader Liz Hanson said opposition members need to know the government's position on NAFTA to do their job.
Their statement says they absolutely do not accept terrorist attacks and they can not accept terrorist acts in the name of Islam. Advocates for the Rohingya suggest many more civilians have died in army attacks on villages, but they have not given a total.
Marrone said he hadn't decide whether or not he would play Bortles in the preseason finale against the Atlanta Falcons . Bortles surely will be on a short leash to start the season, meaning Henne could get another shot.
The official death toll in Macau hit 10 on Friday night after yet another man's body was pulled from an underground vehicle park. Macau has rapidly transformed since 1999 into a gambling hub many times larger than Las Vegas, with major USA casinos piling in.
Better yet, Prime members will also get special savings and other in-store benefits in the future (specifics are TBA). Amazon has promised that Whole Foods prices will become cheaper for a deluge of everyday products starting Monday .
Ms Wall was a respected freelance journalist who wrote for publications such as the New York Times , Harpers and the Guardian . Danish police are searching for the clothes Wall wore on the submarine: an orange fleece, flowery skirt and white sneakers.
A poll conducted over the weekend by OH Predictive Insights found that only 21 percent of Arizonans support a pardon of Arpaio. Trump will meet with border control agents before the rally as he seeks to recover from plummeting opinion poll figures.
What's new in Android TV Oreo update?
Google always had a set of pre-requisites for the OEMs to comply with for running the Play Store and Google's first-party apps. Google has incorporated some super awesome updates into the Android 8.0 Oreo update, which will modify the users-experience.
Sebastian Gorka Leaves the White House - What's Next?
Gorka later told a reporter it was "disappointing" that the White House was saying he was sacked because "I resigned". McMaster, who appears to have strongly influenced Trump's new interventionist stance on Afghanistan.
Tropical Storm Irma could form soon off the East Coast
Again, heavy rounds of rain will be hitting the coast at these times, with occasional winds gusting over 40 miles per hour . If the system does acquire a name, the small craft advisory would be replaced with warnings of tropical storm hazards.
Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu and Chairman Mittal resign
The Utkal Express accident was the result of the train derailing as it sped past a station where the tracks were under fix . Mittal with Air India chief Ashwani Lohani even as Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu offered to quit on moral grounds.
Charity group wants your eclipse glasses
American Paper Optics had a goal of producing 100 million pairs of eclipse viewers prior to totality, according to a statement . Furlow Charter School is collecting solar glasses from the August 21 solar eclipse to donate to Astronomers Without Borders .