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Donald Trump struggles to explain transgender military ban in Piers Morgan interview

Donald Trump has attempted to defend his ban on transgender people serving in the US military. The US president was questioned over his policy an interview with Good Morning Britain on Wednesday (June 5) while on a state visit to the UK. Donald Trump claims transgender soldiers take ‘massive amounts of drugs’ Asked about his 2017 decision to ban transgender troops from openly serving in the military, Trump claimed: “They take massive amounts of drugs, they have to. And you’re not allowed to take drugs, you know, in the military...
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Australian Labor party plans to ban conversion therapy if elected

The Australian Labor Party will ban conversion therapy across the country if they win next month’s election. The party will officially announce plans to ban what they have said is a “dangerous and discredited practice” on Tuesday, according to the Sydney Morning Herald. Bill Shorten, leader of the Australian Labor party, also intends to introduce a dedicated LGBTI human rights commissioner as well as providing an additional $10 million in HIV funding. He will also reportedly amend laws to better protect trans and intersex people in the workplace. The Australian...

Trump’s trans troops ban can go into effect, is ‘already wreaking havoc’

The final barrier between trans troops being banned form serving in the US military was lifted earlier this week (26 March). A federal appeals court struck down the last attempt to block the ban from going into effect, Bloomberg reported.  As the DC Circuit Court of Appeals granted a request from the Trump administration to lift an injunction. With the courts clearing the way for it, Trump’s ban will be implemented as soon as 12 April. Why was the injunction?  US District Judge Colleen Kollar-Kotelly initiated the last injunction. But...
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