House votes to block Trump’s transgender military ban
House votes to block Trump’s transgender military ban

The US House of Representatives approved a nonbinding resolution Thursday by a vote of 238-185 to block the Trump administration’s restrictions on transgender individuals serving in the military.

The non-binding resolution seeks to block the Pentagon from implementing Trump’s policy to bar most transgender individuals from serving in the military.

According to Congressman Joseph Kennedy III, who sponsored the resolution, the policy is wholly discriminatory: “[T]he House of Representatives reject[s] a misguided, bigoted ban on transgender service [] members and a return to some of the darkest days in our nation’s history.”

A day prior to resolution, the US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit dissolved the injunction preventing the implementation of the memorandum preventing most transgender individuals from serving in the military, allowing the policy to take effect as planned on April 12.