15:24 GMT04 December 2020
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    WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - The US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia threw out one of the nationwide injunctions prohibiting President Donald Trump's transgender military ban from being enforced, a court document revealed on Friday.

    “Ordered and adjudged that the District Court's denial of the government's motion to dissolve the preliminary injunction is reversed, the preliminary injunction is vacated without prejudice, and the government's motion to stay is denied as moot,” the document said.

    The order said the Trump administration proved the preliminary injunction would be "detrimental to the public interest."

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    While the court order represents a victory for Trump, there are three other injunctions that prohibit the ban for transgender recruits to serve in the US military.

    In August, Trump ordered the US military to abandon former President Barack Obama's initiative to recruit transgender individuals for military service and banned the Defense Department from providing medical treatment — including sex-change operations — to service members with a condition known as gender dysphoria.

    Trump has argued that gender dysphoria is a medical condition that should disqualify individuals from serving the in the US military.


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