President Trump's moved to ban transgender people from serving in the military blocked in court Monday after a federal judge ruled that Trump's directive cannot be enforced. Reuters legal correspondent Andrew Chung explains why.>> A federal judge in Washington DC issued a preliminary injunction blocking the Trump administration's actions on banning transgender people in the military.
It's preliminarily because what the judge said is that the plaintiffs in the case, which were a number of transgender service members, are likely to succeed on their claims that the policies are unconstitutional. And so the federal judge issued this preliminary injunction to stop the policy from going ahead while the case goes on through the court.
>> The ruling is a loss from Trump and a win for transgender service members who accuse the president of violating their rights to due process and equal protection under the Constitution. Trump's directive appealed to his hardline conservative supporters and would have reversed efforts by former President Obama to eliminate barriers to military service based on sexual orientation or gender identity.
In February, Trump also rescinded protections put in place under Obama for transgender public school students.