(THE BLAZE) – A 242-187 majority of the House of Representatives voted Thurdsay to override the Trump adminsitration's policy on transgender troops serving in the U.S. military.
The vote itself was on an amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act — Congress' big, annual military authorization bill.
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A report on the bill and its amendments from the House Armed Services Committee explains that the amendment "requires that qualifications for eligibility to serve in an armed force account only for the ability of an individual to meet gender-neutral occupational standards and not include any criteria relating to the race, color, national origin, religion, or sex (including gender identity or sexual orientation) of an individual."
The measure initially passed by a voice vote the day before, but Democrats requested a roll call, wanting to go on record against the president's transgender policy.