Army tran­nies in Trump blow

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THE United States Supreme Court has al­lowed Pres­i­dent Don­ald Trump to en­force his pol­icy of ban­ning cer­tain trans­gen­der peo­ple from the mil­i­tary.

The court voted 5-4 to grant his ad­min­is­tra­tion’s re­quest to lift in­junc­tions block­ing the pol­icy while chal­lenges con­tinue in lower courts.

The four lib­eral judges on the court op­posed the rul­ing.

The pol­icy pro­hibits “trans­gen­der per­sons who re­quire or have un­der­gone gen­der tran­si­tion” from serv­ing.

Trump an­nounced on Twit­ter in 2017 that the coun­try would no longer “ac­cept or al­low” trans­gen­der Amer­i­cans to serve in the mil­i­tary, cit­ing “tremen­dous med­i­cal costs and dis­rup­tion”.

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