In this May 29, 2014 photo, Denee Mallon holds a banner before taking part in the Trans March to Morningside Park in Albuquerque, N.M. A U.S. Department of Health and Services review board ruled ... more 
In this May 29, 2014 photo, Denee Mallon holds a banner before taking part in the Trans March to Morningside Park in Albuquerque, N.M. A U.S. Department of Health and Services review board ruled Friday, May 30, in favor of Mallon, a 74-year-old Army veteran, whose request to have Medicare pay for her genital reconstruction was denied two years ago. The decision recognizes sex reassignment surgeries as a medically necessary and effective treatment for individuals who do not identify with their biological sex. (AP Photo/Craig Fritz) less 
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Associated Press | Photo By Craig Fritz
Fri, May 30, 2014 1:39 PM EDT