WORLD Federal court bars Trump from reversing transgender troops policy

WORLD

Federal court bars Trump from reversing transgender troops policy

AP | AP

05:35, October 31, 2017

Lawmakers react to President Trumps transgender military ban

Undated image of President Donald Trump saluting members of the military (KGO-TV). Photo: AP

A federal court in Washington is barring President Donald Trump from changing the government's policy on military service by transgender people.

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 service members could be discharged for being transgender.

A federal court in Washington is barring President Donald Trump from changing the government's policy on military service by transgender people.

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.

Related Stories

Terms of Service & Privacy Policy

We have updated our privacy policy to comply with the latest laws and regulations. The updated policy explains the mechanism of how we collect and treat your personal data. You can learn more about the rights you have by reading our terms of service. Please read them carefully. By clicking AGREE, you indicate that you have read and agreed to our privacy policies

Agree and continue