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Trump's Ban on Transgender Soldiers Is Blocked by U.S. Judge

  • Judge says ‘absolutely no support’ for harm to military
  • Ruling affirms Obama-era policy will remain in place for now
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A U.S. judge temporarily blocked President Donald Trump’s promised ban on transgender Americans serving in the armed forces, ruling that an earlier policy of inclusion must remain in effect.

The ban, due to be implemented in March 2018, is a form is discrimination based on gender and is already causing harm to personnel, U.S. District Judge Colleen Kollar-Kotelly in Washington said in a ruling Monday.