Trump wins U.S. 9th Circuit court victory in quest for transgender military ban 

June 14 (Reuters) – A U.S. federal appeals court on Friday handed President Donald Trump a victory in his effort to ban most transgender people from the military, ordering a lower court judge to reconsider her ruling against the policy, which the U.S. Supreme Court later allowed to take effect.

The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals set aside a ruling by U.S. District Judge Marsha Pechman in Seattle, which said the ban likely violated the constitutional rights of transgender recruits and service members.

While not ruling on the case’s merits, a three-judge panel of the San Francisco-based appeals court said Pechman did not give the military’s judgment enough weight, and ordered her to give it more deference. That finding could strengthen Trump’s position on transgender troops going forward.

Source: Trump wins U.S. court victory in quest for transgender military ban

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