A supporter of LGBT rights holds up an “equality flag” on Capitol Hill in Washington in July 2017 in support of transgender members of the military. On Friday, the Trump administration asked the Supreme Court to fast track cases on the president's decision to prevent certain transgender people from serving in the military. Photo: AP

Trump administration asks for transgender military ban ruling from Supreme Court in aggressive legal manoeuvre

  • The request urges the high court to compound four separate legal challenges to Donald Trump’s transgender ban and singularly rule on the issue
  • It’s an unusual move that bypasses the regular federal legal process
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A supporter of LGBT rights holds up an “equality flag” on Capitol Hill in Washington in July 2017 in support of transgender members of the military. On Friday, the Trump administration asked the Supreme Court to fast track cases on the president's decision to prevent certain transgender people from serving in the military. Photo: AP
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