By now, it is no secret that the Trump administration dedicated itself to dismantling civil rights for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people. Whatever promises President Trump may have made as a candidate, his administration has shown contempt for LGBT students, transgender troops, and the entire population of over 10 million LGBT people in this country.
But perhaps the most dangerous attack on transgender people coming from the White House is the least discussed: packing federal courts with judges who have demonstrated a similar hostility towards civil rights for LGBT people and other marginalized groups.
Hundreds of thousands of cases are filed in federal courts every year. Four such cases were filed against the Trump administration last year in the wake of the president’s ban on transgender people serving openly in the military. So far, the administration is not faring well — four federal judges have temporarily stopped the ban from proceeding — but transgender service members continue to live in uncertainty as the Justice Department continues to defend the ban. This is an example of the federal courts doing their job.
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