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Trans Soldier is Rep. Kennedy's Plus-One to Trump's State of the Union

By Kilian Melloy | Jan 29
Democratic Massachusetts Rep. Joseph Kennedy III has stuck a finger in the eye of divisive politics by inviting a transgender member of the military to the president's State of the Union address.

DOJ Appeals Decision to Allow Transgender Troops Next Year

By Ryan Lynch | Dec 16
After having its ban on transgender military service overturned twice, the Department of Justice is appealing a Jan. 1, 2018 deadline to allow those soldiers to serve.

Congress Members Demand Proof Trump Had Pentagon Support on Trans Troop Ban

By Ryan Lynch | Oct 21
114 members of Congress pushed for evidence from President Donald Trump that he has support from head military officials on his ban of transgender military members.

Sec. Mattis Did Not Defy Trump or Overturn His Trans Military Ban

By Jason Parsley | Sep 2
Several media outlets reported Tuesday that Secretary of Defense James Mattis halted the ban on transgender people serving in the military. But is that fake news?

Reports Emerge of Trans Military Ban Policy

By Tucker Berardi | Aug 13
Despite a wave of criticism, Trump's capricious anti-trans military policy seems to be making its rounds and becoming more than just a series of tweets.

NC's Pro- and Anti-HB2 Pols Weigh In on Trans Military Ban

By Maria Dominguez | Aug 12
Two state officials on opposite ends of the HB2 spectrum clash once again - this time over the ban on transgender military service announced in a series of Trump tweets.

Supporters Urge Obama to Commute Manning's Sentence

By Michael Nugent | Dec 24
Time is running out for President Barack Obama to act on a petition to commute the sentence of convicted whistleblower Chelsea Manning.

VA Scuttles Plans to Cover Transition Surgery for Transgender Vets

By John Riley | Nov 19
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is dropping plans to cover transition-related surgical expenses for transgender veterans, citing budget constraints.

Military Members Refute Trump's Criticisms of Transgender Troops

By John Riley | Oct 11
Participating in a panel interview at the Retired American Warriors PAC, Trump was asked about the Obama administration's "social experiments" of allowing women and transgender individuals to serve in the military.

Transgender Veteran: I Fought for Your Right to Hate Me

By Rhuaridh Marr | Nov 15
Far from the kittens, personal mishaps, or humorous memes that normally spawn hits on social media, Lewis has drawn attention for a pointed t-shirt she's wearing.

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