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George Jepsen

Connecticut Joins Legal Battle Over Trump's Ban On Transgender Troops

Connecticut Joins Legal Battle Over Trump's Ban On Transgender Troops

Connecticut is joining 13 other states and the District of Columbia in a legal filing opposing the Trump administration’s plan to bar transgender individuals from serving in the military.

“Transgender men and women who want to serve should be afforded the same opportunities to do so as any other American, and those who are already serving deserve our respect and our gratitude for their service,” state Attorney General George Jepsen said Monday.

The states submitted an amicus brief in a lawsuit filed on behalf of five transgender service members by GLBTQ Legal Advocates and Defenders and the National Center for Lesbian Rights.

In their brief, the attorneys general said...

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