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House votes to condemn Trump's transgender military ban

Protesting transgender ban
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The House on Thursday passed a resolution 238-185 opposing President Trump's transgender military ban, which will take effect April 12. The vote was mostly along party lines, with 5 Republicans voting with Democrats.

The big picture: The resolution, which calls the action discriminatory and "rejects the flawed scientific and medical claims upon which it is based," likely has no effect on stopping President Trump's ban. On Tuesday, the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals granted a request by the government to dissolve one remaining injunction that temporarily blocked the implementation of the policy.