Dept. of Justice asks to dismiss transgender military ban lawsuit

Courtesy: MGN
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(CNN) - The Department of Justice is asking a federal judge to dismiss a lawsuit that seeks to stop President Trump's transgender military ban.

The legal motion marks the first time the DOJ has responded to legal challenges to the ban; it was filed Wednesday night.

The motion argues the the lawsuit against the military ban is premature because the policy has not gone into effect yet.

In August, President Trump directed the military to return to an existing policy that forbids transgender people from serving.