UPDATED 1:45 PM PT – Fri. Nov. 23, 2018
The Trump administration is calling on the Supreme Court to enforce its transgender military ban.
According to reports Friday, the White House is asking the court to take up three challenges to the policy.
The Trump administration has been attempting to reverse the Obama-era policy allowing for open transgender military service.
The president announced the decision in a tweet in July 2017, and received push back from different angles.
Critics accused the president of taking an anti-LGBTQ position. However, the White House maintains the decision is based on security concerns over our nation’s military.
It remains unknown if the Supreme Court will take up the case, and it doesn’t take direction from the White House.
However, the subject matter seems to be without precedent, meaning it’s ripe for a Supreme Court review.