Monday, January 28, 2019

U.S. SUPREME COURT - Transgender Military and Guns

"Supreme Court takes action on transgender military ban, gun case" PBS NewsHour 1/22/2019


SUMMARY:  The Supreme Court dealt with some of the most politically charged issues in the nation on Tuesday.  National Law Journal’s Marcia Coyle joins Judy Woodruff to discuss why the Court's removal of the injunction on banning transgender military service people was "a little surprising," as well as an upcoming gun case with broad implications for public carry of weapons.

"What serving in the military means for this transgender sailor" PBS NewsHour 1/22/2019


SUMMARY:  Megan Winters, a transgender sailor, says being able to transition while maintaining her Navy role left her personally and professionally “rejuvenated."  Although the military cites little evidence that the presence of transgender service members jeopardizes military readiness, the Supreme Court is allowing the Trump administration to ban them.  Nick Schifrin reports.

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