Through a temporary injunction Monday, U.S. District Judge Colleen Kollar-Kotelly prevented President Trump’s July executive order concerning “transgenders” in the military from moving forward. Judge Kollar-Kotelly tried to argue for some “right” to military entrance by suggesting that “transgenders” are a type of protected class while acknowledging that she “is aware of no binding precedent on this issue.”
But FRC’s Tony Perkins said, “An unelected U.S. district court judge has absolutely no authority to create a special legal category for anyone!” He further added, “The goal [of the military] isn’t to advance ‘tolerance’ or help people on the path to self-actualization. It’s to fight and win wars. And that mission is severely compromised when activist courts try to force the military into accepting unstable recruits in the name of ‘fairness.’”
Citizens should recall that as commander-in-chief, the president has wide discretion in ensuring the military operates in a way that best protects the country. The Justice Department is weighing options on how to proceed.
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