The US Supreme Court today in a 5-4 decision granted the Department of Justice’s request for a stay on the lower courts preliminary rulings, which have been protecting transgender troops allowing them to openly serve in the military. With this stay on the preliminary rulings, the Trump Administration is permitted to enforce the ban on Transgender troops.
As we have announced previously our founder Danni Askini has stepped down as Executive Director of our organization. Today we would like to announce our new Co-Executive Directors, Elayne Wylie and Tobi Hill-Meyer.
In a recent development concerning our lawsuit against the Trump administration’s transgender military ban, the Department of Justice (DOJ) attempted to circumvent the lower district court’s preliminary ruling by escalating the case directly to the Supreme Court. In this unusual move, the DOJ justifies this immediate review as it involves an issue of imperative public importance “the authority of the U.S. military to determine who may serve in the Nation’s armed forces.”Read more
It seems the Trump Administration is not content with attempting to remove trans servicemembers from our military. In their newest attack, leaked internal memos discovered by The New York Times this Sunday describe a strategy to define “gender” as man and woman by birth sex. Federally, this memo doesn’t appear to be anything new. The memo has many conflicting details and does not specify any clear plan of action. HHS does not own Title IX - the Dept of Education does and HHS does not have direct power in the rule-making or defining of gender under Title IX. What is clear by this memo is the intent of the admission to regulate transgender people out of existence.Read more
We are saddened to announce that our Founder and Executive Director, Danni Askini, has stepped down.
Danni has in recent years become a target for Nazis, white supremacists, and other hate groups in the United States, due to her work at Gender Justice League, and being a highly visible trans woman activist.Read more
This weekend the United States Senate voted to confirm Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court in the most problematic and flawed confirmation process in recent history. Never have we had a Supreme Court nominee who has demonstrated such partisanship and lack of objectivity.Read more
We are proud to announce that Gender Justice League is standing by our allies at Yes On 1631 to fight for Climate Justice and support Initiative 1631.