Activist Judge Blocks Trump’s Transgender Military Ban, Cites “Inequality”


Ever since Trump’s Twitter announcement of his proposed transgender military ban, leftists have been tripping all over themselves to insist that people who suffer from severe mental illness should, in fact, be allowed to serve.

And it’s not just snowflake leftists on social media who want to give transgender people a right to serve in the military (while those with vision problems, flat feet, asthma, a criminal record, obesity, and virtually anything else the military deems disqualifies one from service can still easily be denied.)

A leftist activist judge has now partially blocked the President’s transgender military ban, questioning his facts and citing “inequality”.

Judge Colleen Kollar-Kotelly wrote in a 76-page-memo that the plaintiffs “have established that they will be injured by these directives, due both to the inherent inequality they impose, and the risk of discharge and denial of accession that they engender. ”

She referenced the sudden way that Trump made the announcement, which he did via Twitter in July “without any of the formality or deliberative processes that generally accompany the development and announcement of major policy changes that will gravely affect the lives of many Americans.”

The lengthy memo criticized many aspects of the proposed directive, saying that “the sheer breadth of the exclusion ordered by the directives, the unusual circumstances surrounding the President’s announcement of them, the fact that the reasons given for them do not appear to be supported by any facts, and the recent rejection of those reasons by the military itself — strongly suggest that Plaintiffs’ Fifth Amendment claim is meritorious.”

A spokeswoman for the justice department, Lauren Ehrsam, says the administration disagrees with this ruling and will be planning out their next move.

“Plaintiffs’ lawsuit challenging military service requirements is premature for many reasons, including that the Defense Department is actively reviewing such service requirements, as the President ordered, and because none of the Plaintiffs have established that they will be impacted by current policies on military service,” she said.

Family Research Council president Tony Perkins, himself a veteran, also disagreed with the ruling, explaining that it was a political, not judicial, move.

“This is where judicial activism is leading us. The courts have moved beyond legislating on the invented rights of abortion and same-sex marriage to clearly usurping the constitutional authority of the executive branch,” he said.

“The president has the primary task of protecting Americans but we see the courts weakening his immigration policies designed to protect America from threats and now telling the commander-in-chief how to run the military,” he added.

LGBT groups, on the other hand, are, naturally, thrilled.

“This is a complete victory for our plaintiffs and all transgender service members, who are now once again able to serve on equal terms and without the threat of being discharged,” said Shannon Minter, the legal director of the National Center for Lesbian Rights, one of the plaintiffs.

The idea that one must be protected from the “threat” of being discharged is laughable. Serving in the military is not a right. It is an honor and a privilege. The military exists to protect our borders and the commander-in-chief has every right to make a calculated decision as to who should be allowed to serve.

Leftists ought to stop thinking so much about turning the greatest military in the world into a freak social experiment and start worrying a little more about the force that protects their freedom to be so dang freaky! Sheesh.

H/T The Christian Post