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.
BREAKING: US court bars Trump from changing military policy on service by transgender people.— The Associated Press (@AP) October 30, 2017
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.