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Court Grants Preliminary Injunction Against President Trump’s Transgender Military Ban

Court Grants Preliminary Injunction Against President Trump’s Transgender Military Ban

On July 26, 2017, President Trump announced a directive on Twitter that would ban transgender individuals from serving in the military. This decision reversed a policy approved under the Obama Administration that would allow transgender military personnel to openly serve. President Trump cited the “tremendous medical costs and disruption that transgender in the military would entail” as his rationale for this ban. The RAND Corporation estimates that there are between 1,320 and 6,630 transgender personnel serving in active duty, and between…

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