This workshop will focus on the legal developments related to open military service by transgender people. In the last year, we have seen a stay of preliminary injunctions at the U.S. Supreme Court, the introduction of federal legislation to protect open service, and a Congressional hearing on open service. This workshop will focus on the lived experience of active duty transgender service members, the ongoing federal litigation to protect their rights and the rights of transgender people wishing to make a career in the military, and the ongoing policy efforts advancing the same goals.
Location: Franklin 6
Speakers: Captain Shane Bagwell (United States Army); Sasha Buchert (Lambda Legal); Jordan Heinz (Kirkland & Ellis LLP); Peter Perkowski (OutServe-SLDN); Chalia Stallings-Ala'ilima (Civil Rights Division of the Washington State Attorney General's Office)