Attorney General Eric Schneiderman filed an amicus brief on Monday opposed President Donald Trump’s plan to ban transgender individuals from military service.

“Transgender servicemembers fight for us every single day. They deserve a government that fights for them,” Schneiderman said in a statement.

“President Trump’s ban is yet another unconstitutional attempt to discriminate that undermines our national security and harms the transgender community in New York and across the country. Our coalition of Attorneys General will continue to fight to ensure that every New Yorker – and every American – is treated with the dignity and respect they deserve.”

The brief was filed with a coalition of 15 attorneys general who oppose the ban, announced earlier this year by the president. The case challenging the move, Doe v. Trump, was filed by GLBTQ Legal Advocates & Defenders and the National Center for Lesbian Rights.

The coalition of state AGs argued in the brief that barring transgender soldiers and military personnel is preventing a fast-growing segment of the military from serving.

The brief states that “there is no evidence that it has disrupted military readiness, operational effectiveness, or morale. To the contrary, anecdotal accounts indicate that the positive impacts of inclusion were beginning to manifest, as capable and well-qualified individuals who were already serving finally were able to do so authentically.”

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