The Supreme Court today revived the White House’s policy of barring most transgender people from serving in the military, the New York Times reported. Planned Parenthood is fully against this ban and stands with all transgender people.
The Supreme Court justices are temporarily allowing the ban to go into effect while the case moves forward. The vote was 5 to 4: Justices Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Stephen G. Breyer, Sonia Sotomayor, and Elena Kagan dissented.
The policy prohibits people who identify with a gender different from their biological sex from serving in the military. It makes an exception for several hundred transgender people who are already serving openly, and for those who are willing to serve “in their biological sex.”
Trial judges around the country have issued injunctions blocking it, and the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit in San Francisco is expected to rule soon on whether to affirm one of them.
Since its inception, the Trump-Pence administration has been working to strip away the health care, dignity, and humanity of LGBTQ communities.
Although transgender people continue to face oppression and violence, they are resilient, strong, and loving. Planned Parenthood is proud to stand with them, and we are committed to making our country a place where no one experiences discrimination or violence because of their gender identity, gender expression, or sexual orientation.
Today, and every day of the year, Planned Parenthood stands with transgender people. We see you. We care about you. We stand in solidarity with you — no matter who you are, no matter what.