For Immediate Release: January 22, 2019
Contact: Ryan Hite, Communications Director
SCOTUS Agrees with Eagles;
Upholds Transgender Military Restrictions
St. Louis, MO: The United States Supreme Court today has sided with the Trump Administration’s 2018 policies that restrict certain transgendered individuals from military service. The High Court put a hold on lower court rulings that had blocked the plan, crafted by Defense Secretary James Mattis in early 2018.
“This is absolutely a victory for the security of our nation,” said Andy Schlafly, conservative writer, lawyer, activist, and son of the late icon Phyllis Schlafly. “We submitted an amicus curiae brief with the court on this issue, and are pleased to see the Court grasps this issue. Our military is a tool of defense for our nation – not a laboratory for social engineering and political power struggles.
“The judiciary should defer to the military on matters of defense. This plan was crafted by then-Secretary Mattis and is a creation of military judgment – not our President’s tweets. Courts should not impair our nation’s ability to defend itself. Today the Supreme Court delivered a victory for the United States.”
The full amicus curiae “friend of the court” brief from EFELDF can be found here.