US: Rights Group Welcomes Court Block of Trump-Pence’s Trans Military Ban

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Yesterday, 30th October, a US federal court ruled that Trump’s transgender military ban could not proceed while the case against it was going through the courts.

“[Yesterday’s] preliminary injunction is an important step in the ongoing efforts to protect transgender service members from the dangerous and discriminatory policies of Donald Trump and Mike Pence,”

said Sarah Warbelow, Legal Director of LGBTQ civil rights organization,the Human Rights Campaign (HRC), responding to yesterday’s decision by a U.S. Federal Judge to block enforcement of the Trump-Pence Administration’s unconstitutional ban on military service by transgender troops.

“Donald Trump’s erratic tweets and half-baked orders disrespect the bravery of the countless transgender people who have fought, and in many cases died, for their country. The immediate harm to our national defense and to the thousands of transgender people serving and wishing to serve their country must be stopped – and we are grateful that a federal judge has blocked this administration from discharging any qualified individuals because of their gender identity while these cases continue to make their way through the courts.”

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