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Advocacy Group Ready to Sue Trump Over Military Transgender Ban

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By    |   Wednesday, 26 Jul 2017 11:48 AM

An advocacy group is threatening to sue the Trump administration if it goes ahead with a ban on transgender people in the military, the Washington Examiner reports.

The group, OutServe-SLDN, is prepared to go to court following Trump's tweet announcing a ban on transgenders serving in the military.

"If the president pushes this, we will take him to court," said Matt Thorn, executive director of the OutServe-SLDN. The group provides legal services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender members of the military, according to the Examiner.

Trump tweeted on Wednesday:

But Thorn does not believe Trump has the authority to institute a ban.

The American Civil Liberties Union also criticized Trump's decision in a tweet:

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