Judge Partially Halts Trump's Trans Ban

  • 10/30/2017
  • Source: The Hill
  • by: Rebecca Kheel
Judge Partially Halts Trump's Trans Ban
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A federal court has blocked President Trump in part from changing the military's transgender policy as a case against his ban works its way through court.

A judge on the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia ruled Monday that Trump's directive changing the transgender policy back to what it was before June 2016 and banning new transgender recruits from enlisting cannot be enforced while the case is being reviewed in court.

However, the judge denied the plaintiff's motion to block the ban on funds for gender reassignment surgery.

In a 76-page memo accompanying the ruling, Judge Colleen Kollar-Kotelly wrote that the plaintiffs are likely to succeed in their case arguing the transgender ban violates their Fifth Amendment right to due process.
 Source: The Hill

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