Pentagon will now pay for transgender soldiers to have gender reassignment surgery – but retirees and family of service members are not covered


The announcement has been met with criticism from both sides, with The National Center for Transgender Equality complaining the benefits don’t go far enough and that the key operation should be extended to family and retired service members.

Meanwhile the conservative Center for Military Readiness argues that it covers expensive treatments devoid of any military purpose.

  • Tom Forsythe

    Will FTM trannies have to re-qualify as men, meeting the much harder male standards for entry? You know, like being able to do a chin-up?

    • Slickfoot The Deplorable

      Inquiring minds want to know.

    • Alain

      I wager they will just lower the standards the same as they now do for women and some minorities.

  • That’s the government for you, Americans.

    Impeach while you can.

    • BillyHW

      This is the craziness that happens when you let women vote.

      • That’s funny. I don’t remember voting for this.

        • BillyHW

          Were you aware that accurate generalizations allow for exceptions and still remain true?

          • Who do you think Gerald Butts voted for?

          • BillyHW

            You can’t extend a single case to a generalization. Men generally vote more conservative than women. That’s what matters. You are proving that you can’t think logically, but I already suspected that. In general, women can’t.

          • Yes, but how DID Gerald Butts vote? George Soros? Bill Gates?

  • What possible justification could the military have for turning men into women?

    • canminuteman

      They don’t but it lets them burn through their budget without spending it on defence capability.

    • Brett_McS

      It helps their diversity quotas.

  • terrence22

    They all really should be given psychiatry examinations and treatment.

  • canminuteman

    It’s a way for the Department of Defense to spend money without providing any value for money with it.

    • andycanuck

      Bureaucratic Lives Matter!

  • Editor

    Not only are we “mainstreaming delusion” to quote Ben Shapiro but we are now paying for it.