Supreme Court Rules Pentagon Can Limit Transgender Military Service

The Supreme Court is allowing the Trump administration to go ahead with its plan to restrict military service by transgender people while court challenges continue.

Posted: Jan 22, 2019 6:53 AM
Updated: Jan 22, 2019 7:05 AM

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Supreme Court is allowing the Trump administration to go ahead with its plan to restrict military service by transgender people while court challenges continue.

The high court on Tuesday reversed lower-court orders preventing the Pentagon from implementing its plans. But the high court for now declined to take up cases about the plan. The cases will continue to move through lower courts.

Military policy had barred service by transgender people until President Barack Obama's administration began allowing transgender people already in the military to serve openly and set a date when transgender people would be allowed to enlist.

President Donald Trump's administration has revisited those policies. The Trump administration has sought to generally restrict service by transgender people to only those who do not seek to undergo gender transitions.

Article Comments

Chico
Clear
52° wxIcon
Hi: 74° Lo: 42°
Feels Like: 52°
Oroville
Clear
53° wxIcon
Hi: 70° Lo: 45°
Feels Like: 53°
Paradise
Clear
52° wxIcon
Hi: 69° Lo: 41°
Feels Like: 52°
Chester
Clear
25° wxIcon
Hi: 61° Lo: 28°
Feels Like: 25°
Red Bluff
Clear
47° wxIcon
Hi: 73° Lo: 40°
Feels Like: 44°
Willows
Clear
52° wxIcon
Hi: 75° Lo: 42°
Feels Like: 52°
Staying very warm through your 7 day forecast
KHSL Severe
KHSL Radar
KHSL Temperatures

Community Events