DOJ escalates fight over transgenders in Armed Forces

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The Pentagon

The Department of Justice has escalated to a higher court the legal fight over whether the U.S. military will be forced to follow a district judge’s agenda and accept transgender recruits starting Jan. 1, arguing to the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals that denying a delay could “harm military readiness.”

WND reported Monday that Judge Colleen Kollar-Kotelly refused to drop her temporary halt on President Trump’s directive to the secretary of defense to bar transgendered people from military service.

She was accused by critics of inserting her own agenda into a decision that the Constitution leaves to the president.

The DOJ filed with the appeals court a request that her temporary injunction be suspended while the case runs its course through the court system.

“Without this relief, the military will be forced to implement a significant change to its standards for the composition of the armed forces before it decides how to

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