August 28, 2017 / 1:41 PM / 4 months ago

BRIEF-Two lawsuits challenge Trump ban on military service by transgender people

Aug 28 (Reuters) - LAMBDA LEGAL, OUTSERVE-SLDN SAY THEY HAVE FILED A LAWSUIT CHALLENGING TRUMP ADMINISTRATION BAN ON MILITARY SERVICE BY TRANSGENDER PEOPLE LAWSUIT WAS FILED IN FEDERAL COURT IN SEATTLE, COURT RECORDS SHOW; COPY OF COMPLAINT NOT IMMEDIATELY AVAILABLE IN COURT RECORDS LAWSUIT SAYS THE BAN VIOLATES CONSTITUTIONAL EQUAL PROTECTION AND DUE PROCESS GUARANTEES OF FIFTH AMENDMENT, AND FREE SPEECH GUARANTEE OF FIRST AMENDMENT LAWSUIT SAYS THE BAN LACKS ANY RATIONAL BASIS A SECOND LAWSUIT CHALLENGING THE TRANSGENDER BAN WAS ALSO FILED ON MONDAY, BY THE AMERICAN CIVIL LIBERTIES UNION, IN BALTIMORE FEDERAL COURT -- COURT RECORDS ACLU LAWSUIT ALSO SAYS THE BAN VIOLATES CONSTITUTIONAL EQUAL PROTECTION AND DUE PROCESS GUARANTEES OF FIFTH AMENDMENT

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