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ACLU sues President Trump over transgender military ban

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Posted at 6:58 AM, Aug 28, 2017
and last updated 2017-08-28 12:17:17-04

The American Civil Liberties Union tweeted Monday that it is suing President Donald Trump over his ban of transgender people serving in the military.

"We're taking (Trump) to court to challenge the unconstitutional transgender military ban," the ACLU tweeted. "The ban is based on uninformed speculation, myths and stereotypes, and a desire to harm transgender people. Each and every claim made by the Trump to justify #TransMilitaryBan is debunked by conclusions drawn from the (Dept. of Defense)'s own review process.

 

“Men and women who are transgender with the courage and capacity to serve deserve more from their commander-in-chief.”

The ACLU tweeted that it is also representing six service members "hurt by #TransMilitaryBan." 

WCPO will update this story.