Supreme Court allows Trump administration to enforce military’s transgender ban

The Trump administration can begin enforcing its policy restricting many transgender people from serving in the military while legal challenges proceed through the lower courts, the Supreme Court said Tuesday.

The court voted 5-4 to grant Justice Department requests to put on hold lower court orders that blocked the Trump administration from allowing the transgender military ban to take effect nationwide.

The court split along ideological lines, with justices appointed by Democratic presidents voting to deny the Trump administration’s application to halt the lower court rulings — Justices Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Stephen Breyer, Sonia Sotomayor, and Elena Kagan.

President Trump announced on Twitter in July 2017 that transgender troops would not be permitted to serve in the military in any capacity, and subsequently issued an order barring most transgender people from military service.

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