‘Disappointing, ‘disheartening’: Trans service members react to Supreme Court decision

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By Julie Moreau

In a 5-4 decision issued on Tuesday morning, the Supreme Court allowed the Trump administration’s ban on transgender military service to proceed while challenges to the policy play out in lower courts. The ruling was quickly praised by administration officials and harshly criticized by transgender service members and their supporters.

“Transgender service members are serving everywhere in the world,” U.S. Army Staff Sergeant Patricia King, who is transgender, told NBC News. “We are capable and deserving of the opportunity to serve.”

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