U.S. court rejects Donald Trump bid to stop transgender military recruits on Jan. 1

A federal appeals court in Virginia on Thursday rejected a bid by Donald Trump’s administration to prevent the U.S. military from accepting transgender recruits starting Jan. 1.

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The administration had urged the appeals court to suspend an order by a federal judge in Baltimore for the armed forces to begin accepting transgender recruits on that date. The administration has said the Jan. 1 start date was causing the armed forces to scramble to revise their policies at the risk of harming military readiness.

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In a brief two-paragraph order, the three-judge panel of the Richmond-based 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals said it was denying the administration’s request while the appeal proceeds.

Donald Trump‘s Anti-LGBTQ policies continues.

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