Trump transgender troop limits can take effect, top court decides

Trump transgender troop limits can take effect, top court decidesThe decision, with the court’s five conservative justices prevailing over its four liberals, granted the Trump administration’s request to put on hold injunctions issued by federal judges against enforcement of the policy while a challenge to its legality continues in lower courts. The court did not resolve the underlying question of the legality of the Republican president’s plan, which reversed the landmark 2016 policy of his Democratic predecessor Barack Obama to let transgender people for the first time serve openly in the armed forces and receive medical care to transition genders. The justices declined the administration’s request to immediately take up the fight over the policy’s legality even before a California-based federal appeals court that often has been criticized by Trump rules on the matter.



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