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Federal judge orders taxpayer-funded sex change for wife killer
Associated Press (Boston Herald) ^ | 9/4/12 | Staff

Posted on 09/04/2012 10:08:54 AM PDT by ruralvoter

A federal judge today ordered state prison officials to provide a taxpayer-funded sex-reassignment surgery to a transgender inmate serving life in prison for murder.

U.S. District Judge Mark Wolf ruled in the case of Michelle Kosilek, who was born as a man but has received hormone treatments and lives as a woman in an all-male prison. Robert Kosilek was convicted of murder in the killing of his wife in 1990.

Wolf is believed to be the first federal judge to order prison officials to provide the surgery for a transgender inmate.

Kosilek first sued the Massachusetts Department of Correction 12 years ago. Two years later, Wolf ruled that Kosilek was entitled to treatment for gender-identity disorder, but stopped short of ordering surgery. Kosilek sued again in 2005, arguing that the surgery is a medical necessity.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: convict; felon; gay; transexual
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1 posted on 09/04/2012 10:09:02 AM PDT by ruralvoter
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To: ruralvoter
lives as a woman in an all-male prison

That must be exciting. /s

2 posted on 09/04/2012 10:11:48 AM PDT by IamConservative (Well done is better than well said. - Ben Franklin)
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To: ruralvoter

Wouldn’t it be simpler to just castrate ‘em?


3 posted on 09/04/2012 10:11:48 AM PDT by Nevermore (...just a typical cracker, clinging to my Constitutional rights...)
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To: ruralvoter; Chode

Okay I am all for it.

Only one rule. He/she must remain in the all male prison.


4 posted on 09/04/2012 10:12:48 AM PDT by Morgana (-----------> Eat at Chick-Fil-A <-----------)
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To: ruralvoter

I guess they must be flushed with cash. How can self-mutilation have become a civil right that others have to pay for?

disgusting.


5 posted on 09/04/2012 10:12:56 AM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: ruralvoter

Democrat Family Values


6 posted on 09/04/2012 10:13:55 AM PDT by Jeff Chandler (Whatever a homosexual union might be or represent, it is not physically marital. - F.Cardinal George)
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To: IamConservative

Hopefully the knife will slip and he will have a 7 day period bleed and die.


7 posted on 09/04/2012 10:16:33 AM PDT by Venturer
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To: ruralvoter

It’s amazing who has “rights” and who does not in this upside down society


8 posted on 09/04/2012 10:17:21 AM PDT by Scotswife
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To: ruralvoter
BurdizzoThe operation could be performed fairly simply just by flying in a couple of good Wyoming ranch hands with the proper tool.
9 posted on 09/04/2012 10:17:46 AM PDT by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: ruralvoter

WTF is our criminal and justice system becoming?


10 posted on 09/04/2012 10:17:51 AM PDT by commonguymd (New media has not replaced the MSM. It has emboldened it. twitter @commonguymd)
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To: ruralvoter

Aadorno’s “Critical Theory” in play.

Enough such acts by commie trough feeders such as this Marsupial Magistrates will result in lessened support for the Republic. That is the real reason for such decisions.


11 posted on 09/04/2012 10:18:06 AM PDT by GladesGuru (In a society predicated upon freedom, it is necessary to examine principles."...the public interest)
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To: ruralvoter
BurdizzoThe operation could be performed fairly simply just by flying in a couple of good Wyoming ranch hands with the proper tool.
12 posted on 09/04/2012 10:18:16 AM PDT by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: Nevermore

“Wouldn’t it be simpler to just castrate ‘em?”

Yeah, castrate him with a hammer.


13 posted on 09/04/2012 10:18:20 AM PDT by JimSEA
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To: ruralvoter

Appointed by Ronaldus???

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mark_Lawrence_Wolf


14 posted on 09/04/2012 10:18:52 AM PDT by jonno (Having an opinion is not the same as having the answer...)
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To: ruralvoter

Appointed by Ronaldus???

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mark_Lawrence_Wolf


15 posted on 09/04/2012 10:19:00 AM PDT by jonno (Having an opinion is not the same as having the answer...)
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To: jonno

Remember, this is in Massachusetts. Scott Brown is considered a “Republican” in that state.


16 posted on 09/04/2012 10:23:41 AM PDT by ruralvoter
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To: ruralvoter

Day after day of stories like this, and just about everybody seems immune to them. People no longer bat an eye. Yet I’m always thinking back to the America that used to be, where news items like this would have been so wildly inconceivable as to be downright sci-fi. Taxpayers paying for sex-changes for convicts...

The USA of 2012 is stark-raving mad.


17 posted on 09/04/2012 10:25:45 AM PDT by greene66
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To: ruralvoter

The money should be deducted from this clown’s salary!


18 posted on 09/04/2012 10:26:12 AM PDT by littleharbour
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To: ruralvoter

The patient.

19 posted on 09/04/2012 10:26:30 AM PDT by workerbee (June 28, 2012 -- 9/11 From Within)
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To: ruralvoter

Ohhhhhhh.......Massachusetts........is this guy Johnny Walsh’s girlfriend?


20 posted on 09/04/2012 10:29:12 AM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: ruralvoter

Interesting juxtaposition. We have enough cash to fund surgery humoring the delusions of the mentally ill, but we need ObamaCare’s death panels ration medical care for decent people. That combination would be hard to justify to anyone rational, i.e., to anyone but a liberal.


21 posted on 09/04/2012 10:33:12 AM PDT by Pollster1 (Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. - Ronald Reagan)
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To: ruralvoter

Hire a muzzie with a dull knife!


22 posted on 09/04/2012 10:33:48 AM PDT by Noob1999 (Loose Lips, Sink Ships)
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To: ruralvoter

Words fail me.


23 posted on 09/04/2012 10:36:04 AM PDT by angelsonmyside (Pray for our Country, we need it now more than ever.)
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To: Morgana
Okay I am all for it.
Only one rule. He/she must remain in the all male prison.

Sorry, that would be cruel and unusual punishment - to the other inmates.

24 posted on 09/04/2012 10:38:31 AM PDT by ZOOKER ( Exploring the fine line between cynicism and outright depression)
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To: ruralvoter

Maybe they should have said the treatment for gender-identity disorder was “cut” short?


25 posted on 09/04/2012 10:38:54 AM PDT by ExxonPatrolUs ("Trizzle, trazzle, trozzle, trome, time for this one to come home" - Mr Wizard)
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To: ruralvoter

I vote that the judge receives his own judgement.


26 posted on 09/04/2012 10:40:26 AM PDT by Dogbert41 ("...The people of Jerusalem are strong, because the Lord Almighty is their God" Zech. 12:5)
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To: Noob1999

Doesn’t have to be a muzzie — just send him/her over to Bubba a few cells down, and bribe Bubba with a pack of smokes to use his shiv to give the perv a “special” reach-around.


27 posted on 09/04/2012 10:41:21 AM PDT by thanatz
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To: ruralvoter

I would perform the surgical removal of his package with a worn out pair of dikes for free. I would require the MA morons
that are keeping this judge in office to pay for gas mileage to get there.


28 posted on 09/04/2012 10:42:08 AM PDT by soycd
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To: ruralvoter

Does the sex change mean that he would then be sent to a woman’s prison?

Do the folks that make these decision ever think past the next few hours. What happens when you send a lifer, who has nothing to lose, and who has shown a proclivity for killing women, into a target rich environment?


29 posted on 09/04/2012 10:44:46 AM PDT by Sergio (An object at rest cannot be stopped! - The Evil Midnight Bomber What Bombs at Midnight)
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To: ruralvoter
Judge Mark Wolf and jailed murder Michelle Kosilek demonstrate one of the cases for capital punishment ~ despite the cost of the appeals, long term housing for a certain class of prisoner can be exorbitantly costly.
30 posted on 09/04/2012 10:47:18 AM PDT by muawiyah
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To: Sergio

All things considered the judge probably has a tingle running up his leg over this one.


31 posted on 09/04/2012 10:48:31 AM PDT by muawiyah
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To: Vigilanteman

West Virginians tie the head to a fence post and use a pocket knife


32 posted on 09/04/2012 10:51:54 AM PDT by knarf (I say things that are true ... I have no proof ... but they're true)
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To: workerbee
The patient.

Separated at birth?

33 posted on 09/04/2012 11:02:36 AM PDT by tx_eggman (Liberalism is only possible in that moment when a man chooses Barabas over Christ.)
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To: tx_eggman

Wow, that’s uncanny!


34 posted on 09/04/2012 11:04:11 AM PDT by workerbee (June 28, 2012 -- 9/11 From Within)
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To: ruralvoter

It’s long past time to start ignoring Federal judges.


35 posted on 09/04/2012 11:05:26 AM PDT by RPTMS
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To: knarf
West Virginians tie the head to a fence post and use a pocket knife.

Real Virginians just execute our murders.

36 posted on 09/04/2012 11:14:57 AM PDT by Repeat Offender (Official Romney/GOP-E Platform - We suck less)
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To: ruralvoter

Why not give him what other murderers get?
A rope noose and a 6 foot drop.


37 posted on 09/04/2012 11:16:44 AM PDT by BuffaloJack (The First Amendment is a large caliber weapon. USE IT !!!)
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To: ruralvoter

Can’t he just “die” on the operating table?

How about every time a judge orders this crap, it comes out of their salary and pension, the entire cost?


38 posted on 09/04/2012 11:18:10 AM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I can neither confirm or deny that; even if I could, I couldn't - it's classified.)
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To: GeronL
"How can self-mutilation have become a civil right that others have to pay for? disgusting."

How can enabling and pandering to mental illness, be a treatment?

39 posted on 09/04/2012 11:19:21 AM PDT by DannyTN
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To: Secret Agent Man

This judge needs to be impeached.

Unless he can defend his actions by pointing to a clear law passed by the legislature and signed off on by the executive that states that this type of “treatment” is to be provided to inmates.


40 posted on 09/04/2012 11:21:56 AM PDT by DannyTN
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To: Nevermore

Wouldn’t it be simpler to just castrate ‘em?

I will gladly do the job with my 45.


41 posted on 09/04/2012 11:23:46 AM PDT by bikerman (Obama lied,economy died.)
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To: Vigilanteman
Why bother to get all fancy? The 'procedure' can be done much more economically.


42 posted on 09/04/2012 11:27:21 AM PDT by liberalh8ter (If Barack has a memory like a steel trap, why can't he remember what the Constitution says?)
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To: ruralvoter
Not long before the 1st law suit demanding the now gay friendly US military do the same thing and not much longer before a judge orders them to do it! That will be defense spending the Obamas & Pelosi will be in favor of.
43 posted on 09/04/2012 11:32:01 AM PDT by drpix
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To: ruralvoter

What a bone headed judge.


44 posted on 09/04/2012 11:37:08 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks (I didn't post this. Someone else did.)
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To: ruralvoter

Pray for revival.


45 posted on 09/04/2012 11:57:12 AM PDT by donna (Imagine women who honor men enough not to tempt them.)
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To: liberalh8ter; knarf
Those methods might work fine when you are dealing with a half dozen or so cattle on 20 acres.

My tool is designed for big cattle spreads on a large open ranches. Considering how criminality is enshrined in substantial quantity in the People's Republic of Massachusetts, I definitely think my method is more appropriate.

46 posted on 09/04/2012 12:04:38 PM PDT by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: Vigilanteman

It’s been a long time since I’ve seen a pincher, which is what my dad called the cattle and hog de-sexer!


47 posted on 09/04/2012 12:05:37 PM PDT by jayrunner
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To: ruralvoter
Remember, this is in Massachusetts. Scott Brown is considered a “Republican” in that state.

This is the Federal judiciary telling Massachusetts what to do. Not the other way around. Grow up.

48 posted on 09/04/2012 12:11:06 PM PDT by LoneRangerMassachusetts (The meek shall not inherit the Earth)
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To: workerbee

I know where Barney got his belt now.


49 posted on 09/04/2012 2:16:54 PM PDT by TurboZamboni (Looting the future to bribe the present)
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To: Morgana
that's what it wants...
50 posted on 09/04/2012 2:50:22 PM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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