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The Pentagon confirmed that it would pay for a transgender soldier's gender reassignment surgery for the first time. President Trump issued a memo to bar transgender individuals from enlisting in the military back in August, but a federal court partially blocked the ban last month.

Pentagon spokeswoman Dana White said in a statement shared by a BuzzFeed News reporter that an active-duty military member received sex-reassignment surgery Tuesday in a private hospital. 
“Because this service member had already begun a sex-reassignment course of treatment, and the treating doctor deemed this surgery medically necessary, a waiver was approved by the director of the Defense Health Agency,” White said. “The Supplemental Health Care Program will cover this surgery in accordance with the Department’s interim guidance on transgender Service members.”
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Some are outraged taxpayer dollars are going toward gender reassignment procedures they deem "elective" and not "medically necessary."

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But others are applauding the decision. Transgender troops put their lives on the line every day to protect our country, the least we can do is cover their medical expenses. 

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