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US Court Upholds Injunctions on Trump Transgender Ban

WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - A US court upheld injunctions against President Donald Trump’s order to ban transgenders from serving in the military, state of Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson said in a statement.

Trump issued a new memorandum last week disqualifying transgender persons from military service unless certain conditions were met.

A rainbow flag flies as people protest U.S. President Donald Trump's announcement that he plans to reinstate a ban on transgender individuals from serving in any capacity in the U.S. military, in Times Square, in New York City, New York, U.S., July 26, 2017. - Sputnik International
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"Because of the injunctions in our case and others, the Trump Administration cannot implement any policy barring transgender individuals from serving in the military," Ferguson said on Tuesday.

"Today, because of those injunctions, transgender individuals can enlist, serve openly and access medical care."

The US state of Washington filed a lawsuit against the Trump administration's proposal to ban transgenders from serving in the military eight months earlier.


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