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Trump administration asks Supreme Court to take up military transgender ban

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Trump is relentless is his targeting of marginalized communities. Seems like he wakes up every morning wondering what thing he can do to bully, be a bigot and spread hate.

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Just like #chickentrump to do this on a day that he thinks few will notice. We got news for you, @realDonaldTrump. We will ensure *everybody* knows you are trying to foist discrimination onto our military that doesnt want it. And we will fight it.

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The new policy approved by President Trump allows current transgender service members with gender dysphoria to continue serving if they were diagnosed after the Obama administration's policy took effect.

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(AP Photo/Susan Walsh) ORG XMIT: FLSW111(Photo: Susan Walsh, AP) WASHINGTON - The Trump administration on Friday asked the Supreme Court to fast-track a ruling on the Pentagon’s policy of restricting military service by transgender people.

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BREAKING: The Trump Administration Just Asked The Supreme Court To Let It Enforce Its Transgender Military Ban #SCOTUS

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Trump hasn’t yet been able to ban transgender people from the military, so he wants the Supreme Court to take up three challenges to his hateful policy before appeals courts have had the chance to rule on them. @chrisgeidner explains it all very well here.

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The challenges are to the administrations order that would prohibit transgender men and women from enlisting, possibly subject current service members to discharge and deny certain medical care.

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I am thankful for the heroism of all of America’s military men and women, including our trans servicemembers—@realDonaldTrump’s attacks on these brave people in uniform are a disgrace.

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It's unclear whether the high court will accept the Trump administration's request to hear the transgender case but it would be a fairly rare situation if it was approved.

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Federal courts have prevented the military from implementing a policy barring some transgender Americans from service.

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Breaking: Administration asks Supreme Court to take up its military transgender ban. District courts across the country have so far blocked the policy from going into effect.

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WASHINGTON — The Trump administration urged the U.S. Supreme Court Friday to immediately take up the legal battle over transgender military service, asking the justices to act even before the issue has gone through the lower courts.

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Other judges said the policy was nothing more than a plan to carry out the outright ban on transgender service announced by President Trump.

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The Supreme Court rarely allows such a move to leapfrog over the usual appeals process, but Solicitor General Noel Francisco said the Obama administration's policy of allowing transgender service poses a threat to military readiness and imposes "an unreasonable burden on the military that is not conducive to military readiness and lethality."

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More: Transgender service members doubt Trump can kick them out More: US does have 'Obama judges': Trump responds to Supreme Court Justice John Roberts' rebuke Autoplay Show Thumbnails Show Captions Last SlideNext Slide Roberts, normally restrained, issued a statement that took on the president's characterization of the court and its judges.

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In a statement, Peter Renn, an attorney for Lambda Legal, which brought one of the challenges to the transgender military policy, told the Associated Press that the Trump administration’s request Friday is a “highly unusual step” that is “wildly premature and inappropriate.”

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Sarah McBride of the Human Rights Campaign said the Trump administration was rushing the process "because they know that every day that transgender people continue to enlist and serve with distinction is another day that the courts and the public see this irrational policy for what it is."

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The revised policy under the Trump administration says that transgender individuals with a history of gender dysphoria are barred from military service "except under certain limited circumstances".

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In yet another aggressive attempt to bypass federal appeals courts, the Trump administration asked the Supreme Court to hear a challenge to President Trumps policy that bars most transgender individuals from military service

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In urging the Supreme Court to take the case now, the Justice Department said allowing the Obama transgender military service policy to continue would undermine military readiness and unit cohesion.

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Image copyright Reuters Image caption People protest President Trump's announcement of plans to reinstate a ban on transgender individuals from serving President Trump's administration is asking the US Supreme Court to consider its proposed restrictions on transgender military members.

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More: Trump seeks to ban transgender people from serving in U.S. military 'in any capacity' More: Trump drops challenge to transgender troops in military, opening door to Jan. 1 recruits More: Military tells transgender troops they can still serve and get medical treatment until further notice The AP reports it’s the fourth time in recent months that the Trump administration has made the unusual request of skipping the normal court process and instead asking a case be heard before the Supreme Court, which recently reaffirmed its conservative leaning with the confirmation of Justice Brett Kavanaugh.

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Testing Kavanaugh, isnt he? Trump administration asks Supreme Court to immediately take up transgender military ban

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