A federal court judge in Washington, D.C., has largely blocked President Trump’s controversial ban on transgender people serving in the military.
The judge, Colleen Kollar-Kotelly, issued a preliminary injunction on Monday halting two portions of Trump’s presidential memorandum issued in late August, including his reinstatement of the ban on transgender service members that was in place before June 2016.
Kollar-Kotelly also temporarily stopped Trump’s move to block recruiting openly transgender people for the military.
However, she did not block the portion of the memo directing that government funds may not be used for sex reassignment procedures.
Kollar-Kotelly was ruling on a lawsuit, Jane Doe v. Donald Trump, brought by several active-duty transgender service members to stop the implementation of the ban.