Supreme Court Votes To Allow Trump’s Ban Of Transgender Individuals From Serving In The Military While Lower Courts Hear Further Arguments

 In LGBTQ   Last Updated: January 26, 2019

On Tuesday January 22, 2019 the Supreme Court voted to allow President Trump’s policy banning transgender individuals from serving in the military to go into effect.  “The court voted 5-4 to grant a Trump administration request to lift injunctions blocking the policy while challenges continue in lower courts.”


The policy “blocks individuals who have been diagnosed with a condition known as gender dysphoria from serving with limited exceptions. It also specifies that individuals without the condition can serve, but only if they do so according to the sex they were assigned at birth.”



Anthony Zurcher. "US Supreme Court allows Trump military transgender ban." BBC News, 22 January 2019. Web. 25 January 2019.
Ariane de Vogue and Zachary Cohen. "Supreme Court allows transgender military ban to go into effect.", 22 January 2019. Web. 25 January 2019.
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