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By Charlotte Robinson, November 11, 2017
California’s Attorney General Xavier Becerra has filed a motion to intervene as a party plaintiff in Stockman v. Trump, the suit fighting the transgender military ban. Filed on behalf of Equality California members & seven individual plaintiffs being harmed by the ban, Stockman v. Trump challenges the constitutionality of President Donald Trump’s August 25 directive banning transgender people from enlisting or serving openly in the military. Attorney General Becerra stated, “We must honor the service & sacrifice of all members of our military by fighting for them when their rights are attacked. California will not allow President Trump’s illegal, discriminatory & un-American actions to harm our people or our military. Marginalizing transgender servicemembers or any transgender American who wishes to serve our country faithfully & courageously will not occur on our watch.” Rick Zbur Equality California Executive Director added, “Having the support of California’s Attorney General is invaluable in our fight against this administration’s reckless & dangerous actions. This ban is having untold, negative impacts on our transgender service members & those who have taken steps to join the military & having this support from California’s chief law enforcement official shows us that our state will fight alongside us for justice & equality.” A hearing in Stockman v. Trump is scheduled for November 20th in the United States District Court for the Central District of California. Equality California & the seven individual plaintiffs in Stockman v. Trump are represented by the National Center for Lesbian Rights (NCLR), GLBTQ Legal Advocates & Defenders (GLAD) & Latham & Watkins LLP.
For More Info: eqca.org
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1 comment:

Marilyn Rosen said...

Thank you for sharing this heartening news that there are State Attorney Generals who will stand up for equality.

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