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A second federal judge has blocked President Trump from changing the military's transgender policy, The Washington Post reports.
In a ruling Tuesday, U.S. District Judge Marvin Garbis said transgender people serving in the military have "demonstrated that they are already suffering harmful consequences" due to Trump's policy.
Garbis cited "the cancellation and postponements of surgeries, the stigma of being set apart as inherently unfit, facing the prospect of discharge and inability to commission as an officer, the inability to move forward with long-term medical plans, and the threat to their prospects of obtaining long-term assignments.”
The ruling comes after Trump in July tweeted he would ban transgender people from serving in the military in any capacity.
He made good on the tweets in August, signing a presidential memo that prohibits the military from enlisting transgender people and from using funds to pay for gender transition-related surgery. The memo also gave Defense Secretary James Mattis six months to determine what to do with transgender troops who are currently serving.
In October, a federal court blocked Trump in part from changing the military's transgender policy.
The November ruling came after six active-duty service members in Maryland challenged the ban.