President Donald Trump’s tweets banning transgender people from serving in the military have become policy. It’s officially really official. Like for real this time.
But don’t expect the ban to take immediate effect.
That’s right. It doesn’t matter if the ink’s dry and the policy’s been filed in the Federal Register. Four federal judges have already temporarily blocked the ban from taking effect.
That’s because several organizations, including GLBTQ Legal Advocates & Defenders (GLAD) and National Center for Lesbian Rights (NCLR), sued the U.S. government after Trump tapped out three tweets in July that hurled us into this controversy, blindsiding top military officials and activists. Read more…