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DC Court Bars Trump From Reversing Transgender Troops Policy

People with the Human Rights Campaign hold up

Credit: Associated Press

Above: People with the Human Rights Campaign hold up "equality flags" during an event organized by Rep. Joe Kennedy, D-Mass., in support of transgender members of the military, Wednesday, July 26, 2017.

A federal court in Washington is barring President Donald Trump from changing the government's policy on military service by transgender people.

RELATED: Trump Says Transgender People Can’t Serve In Military

Trump announced in an August memo that he intended to reverse course on a 2016 policy that allowed troops to serve openly as transgender individuals. He said he would order a return to the policy prior to June 2016, under which service members could be discharged for being transgender.

U.S. District Judge Colleen Kollar-Kotelly wrote Monday that transgender members of the military who had sued over the change were likely to win their lawsuit and barred the Trump administration from reversing course.

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