The judge - who was named to the court by President Bill Clinton - noted in her ruling that the changes in transgender policy were "not genuinely based on legitimate concerns regarding military effectiveness or budget constraints, but are instead driven by a desire to express disapproval of transgender people generally".
Mr Trump signed a memorandumin August that directed the United States military not to accept transgender men and women as recruits and halted the use of government funds for sex-reassignment surgeries for active-duty personnel unless the process is already under way.
GLBTQ Legal Advocates & Defenders, or GLAD, issued a statement about the ruling in favor of plaintiffs from their organization and the National Center for Lesbian Rights. "This decision has already been made. Plaintiffs have established that they will be injured by these directives, due both to the inherent inequality they impose, and the risk of discharge and denial of accession that they engender". "We are grateful to the court for recognizing the gravity of these issues and putting a stop to this unsafe policy, which has wreaked havoc in the lives of transgender service members and their families".
The judge, however, tossed out the suit's challenge to the sex-reassignment surgery directive, saying none of the plaintiffs had shown they would be impacted by that prohibition.
In August, Trump said he planned to reverse a 2016 policy, which allowed trans troops to serve openly in the USA military. The Court therefore ruled that active duty trans servicemembers can continue to serve but the halt to the accessions policy pertaining to recruitment and promotion that Sec. of Defense Mattis put in place will also remain in effect until the constitutionality of the Directive is determined. "The Department of Justice has it, they're reviewing it and I'd refer you to them for any specific questions".
Pakistan bemoans USA 'trust deficit' over Afghan conflict
US officials have long accused Pakistan of turning a blind eye or assisting the Afghan Taliban and the allied Haqqani network. Tillerson made his inaugural visit to Pakistan after Trump accused the country of providing "safe havens" to the terrorists.
National prescription drug disposal event this Saturday
Officials also cautioned people about potential health hazards when they flush medicines in the toilet or throw them in the trash. The Drug Take Back events are the safe, popular and responsible way for the public to legally and dispose of prescription drugs.
Winx is the Cox Plate victor
Bowman is the country's leading Group One jockey, and Waller is Australia's leading Group One trainer. Winx is trained by Kiwi, Chris Waller , who was in tears after the race as he paid tribute.
Nationals Hire Dave Martinez As New Manager
In giving the Martinez, 53, a three-year contract, Nationals ownership broke with longstanding (and controversial) form. That inability to advance despite making it into the postseason four times in the last six seasons sealed Baker's fate.