The conservative-majority panel placed on hold lower court rulings barring President Donald Trump’s policy restricting some transgender people from serving in the military. Trump announced in 2017 his blanket ban proposal, which former Defense Secretary Jim Mattis refined to only those with a history of gender dysphoria, with several exceptions. Four liberal supreme court judges opposed the ruling Tuesday.
Is this set in stone? Not necessarily. Injunctions blocking the policy have been temporarily lifted while a legal challenge by rights groups takes place in lower courts.
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