Derek Reinbold  //  8/13/17  //  Topic Update


A ban on transgender military service is not supported by credible scientific research or factsexplain Ian W. Holloway and Jody L. Herman at Take Care.

  • Additionally, the public does not support the President’s proposal, notes Brian McBride (Human Rights Campaign).
  • Morten G. Ender partially outlines the history of transgender service in the military at Just Security.

Two LGBTQ rights groups are suing the Trump Administration over President Trump’s transgender service ban (The Hill).

Lambda Legal reacts to reported guidance on the transgender military ban by saying “See you in court, President Trump” (Lambda Legal).

Five transgender service members are challenging President Trump’s proposed reversal of the military’s transgender service policywrites Helen Klein Murillo (Lawfare). 

  • The complaint is available here

The Trump Administration’s rollback of LGBT rights runs afoul of well-established precedent, argues Katie Eyer at ACS Blog.

Betsy DeVos declined to answer a question about whether she would intervene if states offered vouchers to private schools that discriminated against LGBTQ students (ACLU).


Updates | The Week of January 15, 2018

1/14/18  //  Daily Update

President Trump’s nomination of Howard Nielson, Jr. to the federal bench is an attack on LGBTQ rights.

Zachary Piaker

Columbia Law School

Updates | The Week of December 18, 2017

12/24/17  //  Daily Update

The Pentagon released a detailed policy for recruiting transgender troops.

Update | The Week of November 27, 2017

12/4/17  //  Daily Update

This week, the Supreme Court will hear oral argument in Masterpiece Cakeshop, a case invoking the conflict between religious beliefs and non-discrimination ordinances.

Jeffrey Stein

Columbia Law School