Pentagon To Pay For Soldier’s Gender Reassignment Surgery

The surgery Tuesday was the first to be approved under a waiver allowing military payment.

The Pentagon will pay for an active-duty soldier’s gender confirmation surgery, which took place Tuesday afternoon, according to a statement sent to multiple news outlets.The surgery and its approval come months after President Donald Trump signed a memo to ban transgender recruits from serving in the military and cut future funding for gender confirmation surgeries.The Pentagon said that the service member had the surgery in a private hospital Tuesday afternoon after it was approved by the P...