Tuesday, the U.S. Supreme Court decided in a 5-4 vote to lift lower court injunctions that had blocked President Trump’s limited ban on “transgenders” serving in the military.
The administration can now begin enforcing restrictions on “transgender” recruits to our armed forces while legal challenges proceed through the lower courts and, most likely, back to the U.S. Supreme Court, which will then address the constitutionality of the policy.
Tony Perkins of the Family Research Council praised the Supreme Court decision. “There are literally hundreds of conditions or physical limitations disqualifying people from military service. Does that make the military exclusionary? Yes,” he said. “But the Pentagon isn’t in the business of equality. It’s in the business of fighting and winning wars . . . The U.S. Supreme Court is right to leave the responsibility for keeping our military strong and country safe where it belongs: with our commander-in-chief.”
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