Washington: United States President Donald Trump administration has asked the Supreme Court to immediately consider the ban on transgenders serving in the US military, breaking the current judicial protocol that binds the top court to wait until regional appeal courts give rulings on an issue.
The lower courts have issued injunctions on the issue but not yet delivered any rulings, reported Sputnik.
Insisting that “they cannot afford to wait for lower courts to decide,” Solicitor General Noel J. Francisco asked the top court to haste the process, ignoring the fact that no rulings have been issued yet, the Washington Post reported on Friday.
“The military has been forced to maintain its prior policy for nearly a year,” Francisco complained, adding that “without Court’s prompt intervention; it is unlikely that the military will be able to implement its new policy any time soon.”
According to Francisco, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis and a panel of senior military leaders along with other experts had deducted that the prior policy posed the risk of ineffectiveness and lethality towards the military.
In 2017, Trump took to Twitter and announced that the country would no longer allow transgender Americans to serve in the military arguing that it induces enormous medical costs and disruption.