Pentagon Approves Gender-Reassignment Surgery for Service Member

The surgery was the latest setback to President Trump’s effort to bar transgender people from serving in the military.

WASHINGTON — The Pentagon approved a gender-reassignment surgery for an active-duty military member, defense officials said on Tuesday, four months after President Trump abruptly announced a ban on transgender people serving in the military.The surgery is the latest setback to Mr. Trump’s effort to put a ban in place. Two weeks ago, a federal judge temporarily blocked the ban, ruling that the administration’s justification for it was suspect and most likely unconstitutional.Even before the ru...