Transgender Recruits Can Enlist in Military, Judge Says


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WASHINGTON—A federal judge denied a renewed bid by the Trump administration to prevent transgender people from joining the U.S. military, ordering Monday that such recruits be allowed to join beginning Jan. 1.

The military announced it would begin admitting transgender recruits in light of the latest order by U.S. District Judge Colleen Kollar-Kotelly, which upholds an earlier ruling. But hours later, the Justice Department on Monday night filed an emergency request with an appeals court asking to keep the ban for now, leaving…

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