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The American Civil Liberties Union of Maryland filed a federal lawsuit against President Donald J. Trump on Monday in an effort to halt his administration’s ban on transgender individuals serving in the military.
The lawsuit, filed on behalf of six transgender service members — including one from Anne Arundel County — is the latest to allege that the prohibition amounts to a violation of the troops’ constitutional rights to equal treatment and due process.
Maryland Rep. Anthony Brown said President Trump’s decision on transgender troops marked a “a dark day for our Armed Forces and our nation.”
The president abruptly declared a ban Wednesday on transgender people serving anywhere in the U.S. military, catching the Pentagon flat-footed and unable to explain what it called Trump's "guidance." His proclamation, on Twitter rather than any formal announcement, drew bipartisan denunciations and threw currently serving transgender soldiers into limbo.
Yesterday, on July 26, Congressman Brown spoke out against President Trump's statement banning transgender Americans from the United States Armed Forces
On July 13, Congressman Brown defended the rights of trans service members
On July 12, Congressman Brown spoke on the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2018