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US court rejects Trump's bid to stop transgender military enlistment

World News 22-12-2017 WashingtonD.C. 254

US court rejects Trumps bid to stop transgender military enlistment

A federal appeals court in Virginia has ruled against the Trump administration's efforts to delay accepting transgender recruits into the military.The order is just the latest in several legal battles against Trump's ban on trans troops.In a two-paragraph order, the three-judge panel of the Richmond-based 4th U.S.

Circuit Court of Appeals said that it is denying the administration's request to delay the Jan.

1 deadline, without further explanation, reported the Hill.The United States Defense Department has allowed the military to begin accepting transgender recruits starting January 1 next year, following a federal court ruling in the matter.Trump made an announcement about the ban on Twitter in July and followed through with a memo in August.Four lawsuits were filed against the ban, and so far, judges in three of them have said the ban cannot take effect while the cases work their way through the courts.

The judge in the fourth has not yet ruled, the report said.Outlining how the military will process transgender recruits, the Pentagon issued a memo on December 8, specifying what docu

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