US Government Asks High Court to Hear Transgender Military Case

US Government Asks High Court to Hear Transgender Military Case

President Trump's administration is asking the US Supreme Court to consider its proposed restrictions on transgender military members.

The Obama administration chose to allow transgender individuals to serve in uniform, sparking a debate among military policy experts, though the new policy stance was not set to take effect until July 2017, six months after the end of Obama's tenure in office.

But yesterday the Trump administration made its second such request in less than 20 days, this time urging the justices to take up three cases (here, here and here) challenging the government's ban on service in the military by most transgender individuals.

It defined such individuals as "those who may require substantial medical treatment, including through medical drugs or surgery".

President Trump's decision late Friday to ban transgender Americans from serving in the us military was blasted by House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, who called the move "cowardly" and "disgusting". "And absent this court's prompt intervention, it is unlikely that the military will be able to implement its new policy any time soon".

Joshua Matz, publisher of the liberal Take Care blog, said the timing of the move could hardly be worse for chief justice John Roberts and other justices who have sought, under attack from Donald Trump, to dispel the notion the court is a political institution, especially since the politically fraught confirmation of Brett Kavanaugh.

More news: Summer signing hugs Klopp in Liverpool FC training session

"It involves an issue of imperative public importance: the authority of the USA military to determine who may serve in the nation's armed forces", Mr. Francisco wrote. It has asked the Supreme Court - with varying degrees of success - to accept the cases before they have run through the normal appeals process.

"There is absolutely no support for the claim that the ongoing service of transgender people would have any negative effect on the military at all".

"As Americans come together and give thanks for the sacrifices made by our fearless service members and their families, the Trump-Pence administration is focused on undermining our military by tripling down on this discriminatory ban", said Rick Zbur, executive director of Equality California, which brought one of the successful suits against the ban.

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit heard oral argument in one of the cases on October 10, but it has not yet issued its ruling. This is simply one more attempt by a reckless Trump administration to push through a discriminatory policy.

"It seems the Trump administration can't wait to discriminate", said Peter Renn of Lambda Legal. Several lawsuits were filed, with lower courts all ruling against the Trump administration.

People with gender dysphoria experience distress or discomfort as a result of a disparity between a their biological sex (assigned at birth) and what they feel their gender to be. The District of Columbia federal court likewise refused to lift its identical injunction on August 6 and the Central District of California did the same on September 18.

Related Articles

  • Mexico Will Not Use Military Force to Deal With Influx of Migrants

    Mexico Will Not Use Military Force to Deal With Influx of Migrants

    Trump has vowed to shut down the southern border with lethal force if necessary, and is calling on Mexico to intervene. The port averages around 70,000 vehicle and 20,000 pedestrian crossings a day.
    Why Meghan and Harry are moving out of Kensington Palace

    Why Meghan and Harry are moving out of Kensington Palace

    The statement also clarifies the residence is a special place for the couple, and they are thrilled to call it home. The former actress and Prince are set to move from Kensington Palace to Frogmore Cottage in Windsor, next year.
    Unai Emery fires warning at his Arsenal stars ahead of Bournemouth trip

    Unai Emery fires warning at his Arsenal stars ahead of Bournemouth trip

    Arsenal head coach Unai Emery during a training session at London Colney on November 21, 2018 in St Albans, England. And within that, we want to see individual footballers growing and developing. "His energy levels...
  • British space chief 'nervous' about Nasa Insight Mars landing

    British space chief 'nervous' about Nasa Insight Mars landing

    The lander also has a French-made seismometer for measuring quakes, if they exist on our smaller, geologically calmer neighbor. The broadcast will most likely feature commentators from NASA interspersed with some mock-up landing footage.
    Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri: We've had a mental problem

    Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri: We've had a mental problem

    But when the subject of the Denmark player's contract expiring came up, Sarri interjected. "I only answered a question". Chelsea have some undisclosed doubts, with Mateo Kovacic (ankle) expected to be in contention.
    Thunder vs. Warriors - Game Recap

    Thunder vs. Warriors - Game Recap

    Thunder coach Billy Donovan was particularly pleased with the performance as it came at the end of a hard three-game road trip. Nerlens Noel received stitches after getting hit in the face during the second quarter. "Just having each other's back".
  • Carlos Tevez: We are being forced to play Copa Libertadores

    Carlos Tevez: We are being forced to play Copa Libertadores

    Despite the damage done to the bus, and the injuries suffered, Conmebol was reported to be forcing the game to go ahead. The two sides are locked at 2-2 from the first leg two weeks ago, which was delayed for 24 hours due to the weather.
    Pakistan summons United States  envoy as Trump doubles down on criticism

    Pakistan summons United States envoy as Trump doubles down on criticism

    William McRaven , a former Navy SEAL commander who oversaw the raid that took out Osama bin Laden in 2011. Trump also said that he has plans to visit Iraq and Afghanistan to meet American troops stationed there.
    Trump team turns over written answers to Mueller's questions

    Trump team turns over written answers to Mueller's questions

    Mueller could theoretically still look to subpoena the president if he feels the answers are not satisfactory. The questions presented dealt with issues regarding Russia-related topics of the inquiry.
  • Ukraine backs martial law after sea clash

    Ukraine backs martial law after sea clash

    Ukrainian Foreign Minister Pavlo Klimkin said on Monday that the captured seamen should be treated as prisoners of war . Six sailors were wounded after the Ukrainian navy said two artillery boats were hit by the strikes in the Black Sea.
    Nasa's latest Mars craft nears landing for unprecedented seismic mission

    Nasa's latest Mars craft nears landing for unprecedented seismic mission

    InSight will spend two years investigating the interior where the building blocks below the planet's surface recorded its history. Once on Mars, InSight will drill into the ground with a probe to offer mankind a first-ever look inside the Red Planet.
    Jose Mourinho threatens to drop Manchester United players who show 'no heart'

    Jose Mourinho threatens to drop Manchester United players who show 'no heart'

    The Belgian has deserved the praise and affection from most of the Chelsea faithful as the spectators enjoy watching him perform. It has worked plenty of times before, but this time Palace stood firm and could even have snatched a victor on the break.