Transgender Ban

Pentagon’s transgender policy for military service to take effect, nearly two years after Trump tweeted about the ban

The Pentagon’s new policy that places limits on the military service of transgender individuals goes into effect on Friday, nearly two years after President Donald Trump tweeted that he wanted to ban transgender individuals from serving in the U.S. military. The new policy largely requires service members and those wishing to join the military to adhere to the standards associated…

Supreme Court allows enforcement of Trump transgender ban while lawsuits continue

By JESSICA GRESKO, ASSOCIATED PRESS The Supreme Court on Tuesday allowed the Trump administration to go ahead with its plan to restrict military service by transgender people while court challenges continue. The high court split 5-4 in allowing the plan to take effect, with the court’s five conservatives greenlighting it and its four liberal members saying they would not have….