Skip to comments.Updated: Federal judge lifts last of injunctions against transgender military ban
Posted on 03/07/2019 1:16:15 PM PST by jazusamo
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The military exists to deter foreign enemies. It is NOT a place for social experimentation.
Am I to understand that they are using the Military to pay for their Transition Surgery?
I could have sworn I read an article here last week saying that the average Tranny who joins the Military costs the Taxpayers some ridiculous amount of money.
People are certain,y welcome to their day in court, but one thing in particular irritates me. How in the world do these judges have a right to tie up the countrys chief executive with nationwide injunctions? Im not talking about the Supreme Court. Im talking about the district judges. How do they have authority to impede national policy?
Trans people weren’t allowed in. They wanted to allow it so how the hell does a court put in an injunction preventing Trump from following existing policy taht didn’t allow trannies?
Yep, just one of the grand “accomplishments” of turkey 0bama as Cinc with his eight years of perfumed princes.
Good. The military wasn’t designed to be a psychiatric ward for the sexually confused.
“...advocates for transgender troops say one remains in effect do to a stipulation in that courts ruling.”
Wonder what that’s all about.
Agreed, district judges don’t have that right in my view, their rulings should only apply to their circuits.
I wondered about that also and am going to see if I can find out.
It is Liliputians tying down a giant. They want the giant to stay still and mind them. Eventually, he will get p!ssed off enough to rise up and stomp on them. Donald Trump is not the giant. But he’s related to it.
Lets wrap this Freepathon up, Folks!
Wonderful. Not get women out of combat arms jobs and gays out of it all and we can get back to a great military.
The last injunction blocking President Trumps transgender military ban from taking effect was lifted by a federal judge Thursday, moving the administration closer to being able to enforce the policy.
In a six-page order issued on Thursday, U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland Judge George Russell III wrote that he was lifting his injunction because the court is bound by the Supreme Courts decision to stay the preliminary injunctions in their entirety."
Though courts have now ruled to lift all four injunctions that had been placed on the policy, advocates for transgender troops say one remains in effect due to a stipulation in that courts ruling.
In a statement, the Pentagon said the existing policy allowing open service by transgender people will stay in place until further guidance is issued in the near future.
"The department is pleased with the district court's decision to stay the final injunction against the department's proposed transgender policy, Pentagon spokeswoman Jessica Maxwell said in the statement. The 2016 policy will remain in effect until the department issues further guidance, which will be forthcoming in the near future."
The Supreme Court ruled 5-4 in January to stay two of the injunctions. That followed a D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals ruling earlier in January that lifted another of the injunctions.
Transgender troops have been serving openly since June 2016 when the Obama administration lifted the previous ban on their service.
In July 2017, President Trump tweeted he would reverse the open service policy, saying he would not accept or allow transgender individuals to serve in any capacity in the U.S. Military.
Four lawsuits were filed against the ban, and lower courts in all four had issued injunctions blocking the policy from taking effect while the suits work their way through the court system.
In March 2018, then-Defense Secretary James Mattis released a policy that would allow transgender people to serve if they do so in their biological sex.
Transgender people and their advocates argue the Mattis policy is still effectively a ban akin to the Dont Ask, Dont Tell policy for gay, lesbian and bisexual service members.
The ruling issued Thursday stemmed from a case filed by the American Civil Liberties Union on behalf of six transgender service members.
The ACLU called Thursdays decision deeply disappointing and vowed to continue fighting the Trump policy.
Each and every claim made by President Trump to justify this ban can be easily debunked by the conclusions drawn from the Department of Defenses own review process, Joshua Block, senior staff attorney with the ACLU LGBT & HIV Project, said in a statement. Our clients are brave men and women who should be able to continue serving their country ably and honorably without being discriminated against by their own commander in chief.
The injunction ruled on by the D.C. Circuit Court is still in place, though. Advocates say it remains in force for the time being to allow the plaintiffs lawyers time to decide whether to request a rehearing by the appeals courts full bench.
The lawyers in the case have not said yet whether they will request a rehearing. But in statements, the organizations leading the suit expressed confidence they would ultimately prevail in striking down the Trump policy.
The Trump administration keeps pushing to enforce a senseless and harmful ban, Jennifer Levi, GLADs Transgender Rights Project director, said in a statement. There is no question this ban weakens our military by excluding from service transgender people who meet all of the militarys rigorous readiness and medical standards. With the Doe injunction still in place, we will continue fighting this discriminatory ban.
Updated article at post #14.
Amen. The military is no place for a person so disturbed that they go to bed a man and wake up the next morning wanting boobs and their old fella cut off. A psychiatric hospital or clinic is more appropriate. You won’t defeat ruthless armed forces with ranks peppered with such people.
Oh yeah, Obama did this on his way out to screw over the military.
Our clients are brave men and women who should be able to continue serving their country ably and honorably without being discriminated against by their own commander in chief.
All the straight, non-tranny soldiers get to have their sex-change operations, but not trannies. That’s series discrimination./s
“... one thing in particular irritates me. How in the world do these judges have a right to tie up the countrys chief executive with nationwide injunctions?”
It is a puzzler, because if the Supreme Court decides something, its one thing in our checks and balances scheme. But if dozens if not hundreds of judges around the country can over-rule the President until the case can reach the Supreme Court (who has limited bandwidth to handle them), we have a judicial dictatorship, or at the very least, judicially imposed anarchy. The laws are whatever a judge says they are. And, don’t tell me there is no forum shopping!
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