United States President Donald Trump (File Photo)
United States President Donald Trump (File Photo)

US SC concedes with Trump's request on Tansgender military ban

ANI | Updated: Jan 22, 2019 23:04 IST

Washington D.C. [USA], Jan 22 (ANI): The  US Supreme Court on Tuesday conceded with President Donald Trump's request of asserting a temporary ban on transgenders, who are serving in the US military.
The Hill reported that the justices stayed injunctions by the lower courts on the issue that blocked the new policy pending a ruling in the Ninth Circuit on the government's appeal.
The apex court, however, did not review the legality of the policy as requested by the Federal government.
Insisting that "they cannot afford to wait for lower courts to decide," Solicitor General Noel J. Francisco, last year, late in November, had asked the top court to haste the process, ignoring the fact that no rulings have been issued yet.
"The military has been forced to maintain its prior policy for nearly a year," Francisco was quoted as saying, adding that "without Court's prompt intervention; it is unlikely that the military will be able to implement its new policy any time soon."
According to Francisco, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis and a panel of senior military leaders along with other experts had deducted that the prior policy posed the risk of ineffectiveness and lethality towards the military.
In 2017, Trump took to Twitter and announced that the country would no longer allow transgender Americans to serve in the military arguing that it induces enormous medical costs and disruption. (ANI)