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

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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.

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