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ACLU of Maryland sues Trump administration over transgender military service ban

ACLU of Maryland sues Trump administration over transgender military service ban

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.

The lawsuit comes days after the White House formally ordered the ban with a memo requiring Secretary of Defense James Mattis to develop a plan to implement the policy within six months.

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