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Federal appeals court allows transgender military restriction
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Federal appeals court allows transgender military restriction

The US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit on Friday allowed the Trump administration’s restrictions on transgender service members.

The order lifts an injunction that had been put in place and upheld by the lower court.

However, the ruling has no immediate effect, as orders in three other cases still block the policy’s enforcement.

Trump issued a Presidential Memorandum [text] banning transgender individuals from entering the military in August 2017. In November the administration asked the Supreme Court to weigh in on the issue.