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A Survivor of ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’ and Cancer

She Just Became a Major — On Her Porch

The UNC Charlotte alumna learned last summer that the U.S. Air Force would promote her to major this May, and she was excited by the prospect of her 3-year-old daughter Shiloh pinning the new rank insignia on her uniform in a formal military ceremony full of pomp and circumstance followed by a party packed with loved ones.

Opposition to trans military ban leads to proposed amendment

Some congressional representatives want non-discrimination clause in military eligibility guidelines

Representative Jackie Speier of California introduced an amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act that would bar the military from discrimination against potential recruits on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion or gender, including gender identity or sexual orientation.

Supreme Court takes action on trans military ban

Around the Country: Ruling will likely be temporarily stymied by lower courts in Maryland, Washington and California

The US Supreme Court announced today it would offer a temporary uphold of current U.S. president Donald Trump’s requested policy of a ban on transgender individuals serving in the military while lower courts continue to debate the case.