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“This is a major victory in our fight to ensure everyone living with HIV can serve their country without discrimination.”

 

ALEXANDRIA, Va. – Today, a federal judge ordered the U.S. Department of Defense and Acting Secretary of Defense Patrick Shanahan to halt discharge proceedings against HIV-positive members of the U.S. Air Force. The order came in the case of Roe and Voe v. Shanahan, filed by Lambda Legal and OutServe-SLDN, with partner law firm Winston & Strawn, in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia.

 

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On a largely party-line 54-45 vote, the U.S. Senate confirmed William Barr, on Thursday, as President Donald J. Trump’s next U.S. attorney general — a move that has put equality groups on guard amid indications he’d continue anti-LGBT policy and attacks on reproductive freedoms at the U.S. Justice Department.

 

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman Joe Kennedy III (D-4-MA) lead efforts for a resolution opposing President Trump’s ban on openly transgender servicemembers from serving in the U.S. military and urging the Department of Defense to not reinstate this discriminatory policy as litigation against the Administration’s proposed ban continues.
 

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