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Transgender Soliders Just Scored A Victory Over President Trump—Happy New Year!

 Beginning Monday transgender people are allowed to enlist in the U.S. military. The ruling was ordered by two federal courts, and the current administration, as of now, is not appealing the overturning of a directive by Donald Trump to ban transgender individuals from serving in the armed forces.

 Heather Babb, a Pentagon spokeswoman said: 

“As mandated by court order, the Department of Defense is prepared to begin accessing transgender applicants for military service Jan. 1. All applicants must meet all accession standards.” 

 Shannon Minter, legal director at the National Center for Lesbian Rights said about the decision:

 “This is a major victory in the litigation and great news for transgender troops, transgender military academy and ROTC students, and transgender people who have been waiting to enlist. There is no reason to exclude transgender people from military service, especially when they have already proved their ability to serve." 

The news of the ruling quickly hit social media. 

Donald Trump started this whole mess with a series of tweets this summer. 

 People were angry with Trump for wasting valuable resources.  

People are putting their faith in the American legal system rather than the president. 

Other people questioned Trumps motives for sending the tweets in the first place. 

H/T: ABC News,  Buzzfeed