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Trump Quietly Starts Firing Service Members Living with HIV Just Before the Holidays

Politics National
The plaintiffs received notification just days before Thanksgiving, denying their discharge appeals despite compliance with fitness assessments and medical treatment, as well as strong support from commanding officers. ...
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Defense Department Sued over Outdated Policies Affecting People Living with HIV

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HIV, like migraines or thyroid disorders, is a condition managed through drug protocols that even the U.S Department of Veterans Affairs describes as readily available, simple and easy to tolerate, and that allow people living with HIV to live long and healthy lives. ...
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Lambda Legal Challenge to Military Trans Ban on Course to Proceed to Trial

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Friday, a federal court in Seattle rejected the Trump Administration’s claim that its “new” discriminatory plan to ban transgender people from serving openly in the U.S. Armed Services passes muster. ...
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District Court Urged to Permanently Block Discriminatory Transgender Military Ban

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Lambda Legal and OutServe-SLDN, together with the State of Washington, will appear Tuesday before the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington to urge the court ...
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Pennie Saum Survives Abuse by Military Father, Won’t Stop Until Justice is Served

Pennie Saum
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Pennie Saum has made it her life’s mission to protect children from sexual abuse and predatory behavior – in large part because she lacked the same basic safeguards when she was a child. ...
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Women Warriors Share Inspiring Stories of Sacrifice, Strength, Endurance at WWP Event

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WWP program events like this give wounded warriors and family members an opportunity to experience firsthand what is possible at social gatherings that get them out of the house and connect them with fellow service members and their communities. ...
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Court Orders U.S. Military to Immediately Halt Ban of Transgender Troops

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A federal court in Seattle Monday ordered an immediate halt to the Trump Administration’s discriminatory plan to ban transgender people from serving openly in the U.S. Armed Services. ...
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Washington State Joins Federal Lawsuit Challenging Transgender Military Service Ban

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Washington is the first state to intervene in one of the lawsuits challenging the discriminatory transgender military ban. ...
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Maj. Margaret Witt Finds the Courage to ‘TELL’ All

Sarah Toce, Maj. Margaret Witt and Kristin Leong at Museum of Flight
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Maj. Margaret Witt's book is indeed a love story first and foremost - a love of country, of family, friendship, and, perhaps most importantly, a love for oneself. ...
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AG Ferguson Seeks to Join Challenge to Trump’s Transgender Military Ban

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Attorney General Bob Ferguson has asked a federal court to allow the State of Washington to join a federal lawsuit challenging Trump’s ban on transgender individuals serving in the military. ...
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