A federal court ordered a halt Tuesday to President Donald Trump’s order barring openly transgender people from serving in the military.
The court issued a preliminary injunction that was publicly announced by the American Civil Liberties Union, which is a part of the lawsuit against the ban.
The legal move stops any ban on transgender individuals from serving in or being recruited by the military and allows any transition-related surgeries to take place if those are a part of the individual’s medical plan.
The ACLU views the preliminary injunction as a win.
“Today is a victory for transgender service members across the country,” said Joshua Block, a senior staff attorney with the ACLU’s LGBT and HIV project, in a statement Tuesday. “We’re pleased that the courts have stepped in to ensure that trans service members are treated with the dignity and respect they deserve.”