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U.S. Court Blocks Implementation Of Trump's Transgender Service Ban

A U.S. District Court Judge in Washington has barred the implementation of President Donald Trump's ban on members of the transgender community from serving in the U.S. armed forces. Gyrostat (Wikimedia, CC-BY-SA 4.0)

A U.S. District Court Judge in Washington has barred the implementation of President Donald Trump's ban on members of the transgender community from serving in the U.S. armed forces according to CBS News .

U.S. District Judge Colleen Kollar-Kotelly wrote Monday that transgender members of the military who had sued over the change were likely to win their lawsuit and barred the Trump administration from reversing course. Mr. Trump announced in an August memo that he intended to reverse course on a 2016 policy that allowed troops to serve openly as transgender individuals. He said he would order a return to the policy prior to June 2016, under which servicemembers could be discharged for being transgender.

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