Skip to comments.Mass. judge OKs sex change for inmate
Posted on 09/05/2012 2:08:42 PM PDT by matt04
federal judge on Tuesday 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.
In his ruling Tuesday, Wolf found that surgery is the "only adequate treatment" for Kosilek's "serious medical need."
(Excerpt) Read more at masslive.com ...
This 1993 photograph shows Robert J. Kosilek, a transsexual who calls himself 'Michelle', shown in New Bedford, Mass, Superior Court where he was on trial for strangling his 36-year-old wife, Cheryl.
Needs a facelift while they are at it..............
Go ahead. Transfer him to MCI: Framingham. See what the Gals do to guys who kill their wives. They’ll use his own bra.
He didn’t “okay sex change”, he ordered the taxpayers to pay for it.
THAT is wrong.
Face change, PLEASE!!!
So is it “being a woman is not a pre-existing condition”? Or “not being a woman is a pre-existing condition”?
What? “serious medical need”?
THE JUDGE DESERVES 3-5 YEARS FOR MISAPPROPRIATION OF TAXPAYER FUNDS.
He needs a 44 slug in his gut, followed by an utter lack of treatment...
As for health care Senior Citizens should get in jail and put inmates on Medicaid.
Appeal it. Let Roberts decide.
JUDGE BELONGS IN JAIL
Just say “NO!!!”
Judge has no authority to force a state to spend money.
The judge? The It? Both? Clarity!