LGBTQ Military Updates

This from The Modern Military Association of America: The voice of the LGBTQ military and veteran community:

“Your own actions…do not reflect the action of your words”  – A transgender Naval officer had a sharp response to former Secretary Mattis’ recent Wall Street Journal essay.  Find out why he found it “well written, true, piercing and full of hypocrisy.”

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Find out why MMAA filed an amicus brief with the Ninth Circuit urging the court to side with the ACLU and green card holders against the Trump-Pence admin’s new discriminatory military enlistment policies.

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The Trump-Pence admin also just targeted some immigrants serving in the military who have children while stationed overseas, saying their children will no longer receive automatic U.S. citizenship.

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The rule change caused widespread confusion and outrage and may also impact LGBTQ military families. Find out more.

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Meet the first Marine seriously injured in the Iraq War — a proud gay man who became one of the most compelling and inspirational champions in the fight to repeal “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell.”

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Get to know a U.S. Coast Guard Academy faculty member who became a whistleblower, exposing gaps in reporting systems for bullying, harassment, and discrimination.

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ARTICLES:

The HillNew Trump rule on military families riles LGBT community

ReutersU.S. officials defend new citizenship rules for some military families

CNNCitizenship will no longer be automatic for children of some US military members living overseas

Reuters: Trump administration tightens citizenship rules for children of U.S. military abroad

NewsweekAdministration to strip automatic citizenship right from some children of overseas troops

New York Times: Federal Workers’ Children Born Abroad May Not Receive Automatic Citizenship

Washington Blade: Military reports no discharges under trans ban — but advocates have doubts

Washington PostDiscriminating against HIV-positive military members is unproductive for our military


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