U.S. court blocks Trump's ban on transgender troops

Transgender U.S. army captain Jennifer Sims lifts her uniform during an interview with the AP. Photo: Matthias Schrader / AP

A federal court in Washington has temporarily blocked the implementation of President Trump's order barring transgender individuals from serving in the military, per AP.

U.S. District Judge Colleen Kollar-Kotelly ruled Monday transgender members of the military who had sued over the change were likely to win their case, and that the ban cannot be enforced while the case works it way through the court. However, the judge denied the plaintiff's motion to block the ban on funds for gender reassignment surgery.