A federal judge has ruled against President Donald Trump’s attempt to ban openly transgender people from serving in the military.
It all started in July when the president announced a ban on military service by openly transgender people.
Last month, Trump issued orders banning transgender people who require surgery or significant treatment, such as hormone therapy, from serving in the military, with an exception for select cases.
“The Implementation Plan prohibits transgender people — including those who have neither transitioned nor been diagnosed with gender dysphoria — from serving, unless they are ‘willing and able to adhere to all standards associated with their biological sex.’ Requiring transgender people to serve in their ‘biological sex’ does not constitute ‘open’ service in any meaningful way, and cannot reasonably be considered an ‘exception’ to the Ban,” the court documents said.
“Rather, it would force transgender service members to suppress the very characteristic that defines them as transgender in the first place.”