US Supreme Court allow Donald Trump's transgender military ban to go into effect 7 months ago

US Supreme Court allow Donald Trump's transgender military ban to go into effect

The ban means that anyone diagnosed with gender dysphoria can not serve in the military.

The Supreme Court have announced that they have allowed President Donald Trump's transgender military ban to go into effect on Tuesday.

The policy was first announced by Trump through a series of Tweets back in 2017, but was later officially enacted by then-Secretary of Defense James Mattis.

According to CNN, the ban does state that individuals without the condition can serve, but only if they do so according to the sex they were assigned at birth.

The court's move is a victory for the Trump administration, and it will go into effect while the lower courts continue to work through the case.

The full policy was due to be put into action on 1 July 2017, but was provisionally delayed for six months while Trump's new Secretary Of Defence reviewed the plan, to assess whether or not it would damage the "readiness or lethality" of American troops.

In 2017, an article in the Wall Street Journal stated that there was over 12,000 transgender people serving in the American military.

During the Obama administration, 937 members of the military were diagnosed with gender dysphoria and had began or completed their transition.