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Top US court allows Trump to enforce Army transgender ban

The Trump administration can go ahead with its plan to restrict military service by transgender men and women while court challenges continue, the Supreme Court decided Tuesday. The high court split 5-4 in allowing the plan to take effect, with the court's five conservatives greenlighting it and its four liberal members saying they would not have. The order from the court was brief and procedural, with no elaboration from the justices. The Trump administration's policy generally bars transgender people from the armed forces unless they serve "in their biological sex" and do not seek to undergo a gender transition. President Barack Obama's administration had allowed transgender troops to undergo gender transitions while continuing to serve.

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