"Two weeks ago, NCLR filed a lawsuit with GLAD that has the power to stop Trump's transgender military ban". 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 Trump Administration has provided no evidence that this pronouncement was based on any analysis of the actual cost and disruption allegedly caused by allowing men and women who are transgender to serve openly", the suit states.
On Aug. 9, five transgender service members filed a lawsuit in federal court in Washington D.C. asking a judge to block Trump from issuing a ban.
The organization also cites a 2016 report by the RAND Corp. commissioned by the Department of Defense that found the health care costs for transgender service members represent "an exceedingly small proportion" of Pentagon health care expenditures. The plaintiffs include Staff Sgt. Catherine Schmid, a 33-year-old woman now serving in Joint Base Lewis-McChord who has applied to become an Army warrant officer. Not only do groups like the ACLU and Lambda Legal believe Trump's trans ban to be highly discriminatory and offensive, they believe it is also unconstitutional.
Tropical Storm Watch issued for NC, SC coast
Additionally, the low-pressure system in tandem with strong high pressure over the Northeast will create an onshore wind flow. The National Hurricane Center says there is a moderate chance it could develop into a weak tropical system.
One week in, Trump says he'll 'probably' cancel NAFTA
The Canada-U.S. two-year bond spread stood at -5.3 basis points, while the 10-year spread stood at -28.8 basis points. I personally don't think you can make a deal without termination but we'll see what happens.
The ban, the lawsuit said, violates Americans' constitutional rights and singles out these individuals based on "uninformed speculation, myths and stereotypes, moral disapproval, and a bare desire to harm this already vulnerable group". The study estimated that of those, 30 to 140 would possibly seek new hormone treatments a year into their service with 25 to 130 gender-transition surgeries among active service members. It's unknown how many of them are in Georgia, which is home to thousands of US service members and some major military installations, including Fort Benning, Fort Gordon and Fort Stewart.
She, like thousands of others, has been left in limbo after President Trump left Defence Secretary Jim Mattis to decide whether to retain existing transgender recruits.
Before the policy change by the Obama administration, the Pentagon had concluded that there was no basis for the military to exclude transgender people, as long as they could meet the same fitness requirements as other service members.
Senior Airman Doe has served for approximately six years on active duty in the U.S. Air Force, where he was awarded "Airman of the Year" for his flight and hopes to serve in the armed forces for his entire career. "It deprives our armed forces of those wanting to serve at a time when the military is already facing threats on multiple fronts".
At least nine people were killed in southern China, including five in Macau, according to Macau's Government Information Bureau. At least 12 people were killed as typhoon Hato , the strongest this year, lashed southern China, the media reported .
Proving that you can't keep a good snake down, Taylor Swift has returned to announce her sixth studio album, Reputation . Swift relentlessly teased the new song and album with videos of an angry snake on her social media accounts .
One refugee, Amena Khatun, 31, told CNN that the Myanmar army had shot at her and her companions as they made their escape Sunday. He urged Bangladesh to seek worldwide support to provide food, medical and humanitarian care for the new arrivals.
When Yingluck Shinawatra was elected prime minister of Thailand in 2011, she was a political neophyte with big ideas. She posted a message on her Facebook page urging followers to stay away, saying she anxious about their safety.
More specifically the Mario NSR, Luigi MSR and Samus' Gunship will be available as downloadable content in the future. It was already guaranteed that I'd be buying Rocket League on Switch , but I guess Nintendo wanted to make sure.
Bob Corker's comment that the president does not understand the nation's character and has not demonstrated competence "strange". The Tennessee senator also lauded the president's first worldwide trip overseas, saying that he could not be more pleased.
Instagram created it after the singer's feud with the Kardashian-Wests previous year over Kanye West's song Famous . Twitter, of course, has a lot of feelings about the new Taylor and her even newer track, and shared them online.
Walmart and Google are putting their best features forward to take on Amazon together in the voice-activated shopping area. By partnering with Google , Walmart will be able to compete in the digital segment with Amazon .
It's a major win for Bixby, as the assistant has suffered from multiple delays and a lack of integrations lately. Would you be interested in a Samsung-branded smart speaker featuring Bixby? "Maybe soon we will announce it".
Death toll rises in Barcelona terrorist attack
Medical authorities said that 22 people wounded in the attacks are still being treated in hospitals. The van driver then stabbed another man to death in a carjacking to make his getaway.
Instant talaq is banned, not personal law
Justice Nariman said talaq-e-biddat allows a Muslim man to "whimsically and capriciously" divorce his wife. But the RSS, which has been endeavouring for a Uniform Civil Code, says a new law is imperative.
Samsung heir Lee Jae-yong gets five years for corruption
The ruling leaves a leadership void at Samsung , whose shares fell by 1 percent within hours of the verdict, the BBC reported . Lee, who was considered the heir to his father's position as chairman of Samsung , is expected to appeal the court decision.
Bomber, gunmen attack Shia Imam Zaman mosque in Kabul
The summer fighting season in Afghanistan has seen relentless Taliban attacks as the insurgents battle to expand their footprint. A blast was reportedly followed by gunfire as worshipers gathered for Friday prayers at the mosque in Qala-Najara.
The Joker Is Set To Receive His Own Standalone Origin Movie
Remaining consistent is a plunge into a Value-Added Tax of chemicals being responsible for his green hair and unearthly pallor. And now it looks like Warner Bros . wants to tell that story on the big screen by giving the Joker his own origins film.
DOJ Drops IP Log Request for Anti-Trump Protest Site
DreamHost's challenge, however, was met with a DOJ motion "asking for an order to compel DreamHost to produce the records". Like most technology companies, DreamHost receives numerous requests for information from law enforcement each year.