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US District Court Shuts Down Trump's Transgender Military Ban In Huge Win For Equality

Demonstrating once again our government's balance between the legislative, executive, and judicial branches, a U.S. district court from the District of Columbia has shot down the Trump administration's attempt to ban transgender individuals from serving in the military.

Members of Congress sounded off in support of the decision:

Civil rights advocates are beginning to view the judicial branch as some sort of superhero:

Many Americans continue to fight bigotry however they can:

This news is sure to come as a blow to the Trump administration, which is still reeling form the indictments of former Campaign Chairman Paul Manafort and aid Rick Gates, plus the surprise reveal that George Papadopoulos, another former campaign adviser, pleaded guilty to the F.B.I. months ago and has been cooperating with Mueller's investigation.

For the moment, at least, Obama-era policies that allow transgender troops to serve their country will remain in place. 

Civil rights activists all over the country are celebrating:

H/T - Twitter, The New York Times