WASHINGTON — The Department of Defense announced its plan tonight to implement President Trump’s directive to ban transgender service members from serving in the military. That directive has been blocked by federal courts in four separate cases, including the ACLU’s case, Stone v. Trump.
“In 2012, the city of Maplewood, Missouri ordered Rosetta Watson to vacate her home. But the city wasn’t done punishing Watson yet and also barred her from living anywhere in the city for six months. Her offense? She called the police four times seeking protection from her abusive ex-boyfriend.”
“On September 16, ACLU filed a motion to intervene in Franciscan Alliance v. Burwell on behalf of the ACLU of Texas and the River City Gender Alliance. In this three-part blog series, we examine why this case matters from a transgender rights, reproductive rights, and religious freedom perspective.”