SCOTUS Green-Lights Trump Ban on Transgender Servicemembers

HeadlineJan 23, 2019

The Supreme Court has green-lighted President Donald Trump’s plan to ban transgender people from serving in the U.S. military. The decision came Tuesday in a 5-4 ruling, with the liberal justices dissenting. Trump first announced the ban in 2017, but two lower court injunctions blocked it. The rule, which affects most transgender people, will be permitted to go into effect as the ongoing lawsuits make their way up to the Supreme Court. We’ll have more on this later in the broadcast with Chase Strangio, staff attorney at the ACLU, who is challenging the Trump administration’s ban.

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