The Supreme Court has issued a 5-4 ruling that put on hold a ban on transgender troops that the Trump administration had attempted to institute in 2017.
The decision was along ideological lines, with the liberal wing of the Supreme Court dissenting.
The case against the Trump administration’s ban on transgender troops is still ongoing. Today’s ruling, however, allows the Trump administration to begin enforcing the ban while the case makes its way through the court system.
The Supreme Court declined to hear expedited arguments in the case as had been requested by the Trump administration. Today’s decision, however, is widely seen as a victory for the administration, and a clue as to which way the Supreme Court will decide when it finally does hear arguments in this case. Many believe that the Court will be inclined to uphold the transgender ban.
Transgender troops have been serving openly since the closing days of the Obama administration in 2016.
Leftists were…shall we say…less than pleased with today’s ruling.
Can’t wait to see what else trans people are disallowed from doing! It will assuredly be upheld 5-4 by the Supreme Court no matter how absurd so now is your moment, transphobes!
— Mark R (@requiredreadin) January 22, 2019
Great. The Trump/McConnell Supreme Court just allowed for the ban of transgender military personnel. A sad day.
— GOGO Resists ? (@reallyrealTreeS) January 22, 2019
Wow we still playing with people’s rights
“US Supreme Court allows transgender military ban to go into effect” https://t.co/QGsebM0tp2
— Cristina Rivera (@Cristin82854135) January 22, 2019
In other words: The Supreme Court just announced it is going to deny employment to an entire population of humans, half of whom earn less than $24,000 per year. https://t.co/iHiYCehJUJ
— Mara Pellittieri (@mpellittieri) January 22, 2019
I don’t know about any of you but if someone has the courage to put their life on the line to protect my ability to lay on my couch all day long… The last thing I’m worried about is what they identify as. To me, they are heros. Shame on you, Supreme Court. https://t.co/FHWJLPQGQy
— Anthony Doria (@YouMeandDougie) January 22, 2019
Let’s end this article on a positive note. You know, something that will make the Left feel better about the Trumpocalypse they’re being forced to live under.
Speaking of SCOTUS or The Supreme Court
This is just a reminder.
— Hopeful Again (@NewsJunkie107) January 22, 2019