“Simon Bloom Quoted on President Trump’s Transgender Military Ban,” 11 Alive

In a story aired on Wednesday, July 26, 2017, Bloom Sugarman partner Simon Bloom provided insight to 11 Alive on President Trump’s decision to ban transgender people from the military. Reporter Christie Ethridge cited Bloom’s comments that the president has the authority to institute such a ban; however, Bloom said the president’s stated reasoning of high medical costs had a hollow ring. If the president had chosen, Bloom said, he could have simply banned payment for expensive medical treatments for transgender people like hormone therapy instead of banning an entire community of people from the military. For the full clip, you may click here to watch.