US: ACLU, Lambda Legal Respond To Trump’s Trans Ban With Lawsuits

Two legal nonprofits slapped President Donald Trump with lawsuits Monday over his directive to ban transgender recruits from enlisting in the military. 

Lambda Legal, a national legal nonprofit focused on LGBTQ issues and based in New York, teamed up with the OutServe-Servicemembers Legal Defense Network (SLDN) in filing a suit against the Trump administration Monday, stating that they side with “every single transgender service member and those who want to serve.”

Lambda Legal officials made the announcement on Twitter Monday morning. 

Just minutes later, the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) echoed those sentiments in announcing its own lawsuit, arguing that the ban singles out trans individuals for “unequal and discriminatory treatment” and is therefore unconstitutional.   Read more via HuffPost