In a stunning upset for liberals, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit overturned a federal judge’s decision that blocked the policy, claiming it may have violated the constitutional rights of transgender recruits and service members.
The three-panel court ruled that Clinton-appointed Judge Colleen Kollar-Kotelly was wrong.
“President Donald Trump announced in March that he would endorse a plan by former Defense Secretary Jim Mattis to restrict the military service of transgender people who experience a condition called gender dysphoria.”
A number of medical experts explain that the condition is incompatible with military service and Obama’s arbitrary move to allow those few individuals to serve was both dangerous and wrong.
The appeals court victory is limited, but is a major blow to the trans-culture-police who demand taxpayers foot the bill for their ‘feelings.’
The administration already has asked the Supreme Court to rule on the issue, and it will decide whether or not to hear the appeals on January 11.
The various court injunctions allowed the handful of transgender troops to join the ranks as of Jan. 1, 2018.
“Today’s ruling is a devastating slap in the face to transgender service members who have proved their fitness to serve and their dedication to this country,” said Shannon Minter, legal director of the National Center for Lesbian Rights.
“It was clear error to say there was no significant change,” the judges wrote.
The new plan “appears to permit some transgender individuals to serve in the military consistent with established military mental health, physical health, and sex-based standards,” the court stated.
The American Psychiatric Association defines gender dysphoria as a “clinically significant distress” due to a conflict between a person’s gender identity and their sex assigned at birth.
And, many people recognize that a person’s opinions about ‘who they are’ are not the responsibilities of others, nor should other people be forced to go along with their delusions.
The ruling gives many people hope that the country is taking back some of its standards and culture that has been attacked under the guise of politically correct attitudes.