Doe v. Trump (USA)

On Monday, December 11 U.S. District Court Judge Colleen Kollar-Kotelly issued a ruling in Doe v. Trump denying “the Trump administration’s request to delay an order requiring the military to begin accepting transgender recruits starting January 1.”

Judge Kollar-Kotelly wrote, “The Court is not persuaded that Defendants will be irreparably injured by” the January 1 deadline. The Pentagon has announced “it will begin processing transgender applicants to the military on January 1.”

The Department of Justice appealed the ruling late Monday, arguing implementing “a significant change” to military standards would “place extraordinary burdens on our armed forces and may harm military readiness.”

DOJ appeals ruling that transgender people are free to enlist in US military — CNN

Judge rules transgender people can enlist in military, denying Trump bid to delay deadline — Washington Post