Skip to comments.U.S. court upholds prisoner's right to taxpayer-funded sex change
Posted on 01/17/2014 2:10:54 PM PST by Anton.Rutter
A Massachusetts prisoner suffering from gender identity disorder should be provided a sex-change operation paid for by the state's prison system, according to a federal appeals court decision issued on Friday.
The U.S. First Circuit Court of Appeals in Boston, in a ruling by a panel of three judges, said it agreed with a lower court ruling from 2012 that the Massachusetts Department of Corrections was obligated to provide the surgery as treatment for the inmate, who is serving a life sentence for murder.
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Judge Mark Wolf of the U.S. District Court in Boston ruled in 2012 that the state had violated Kosilek's rights by denying the procedure, noting that Corrections Department medical personnel had recommended it as necessary treatment for his gender-identity disorder.
The Department of Corrections challenged the decision, claiming that denying sex-change surgery does not constitute inadequate medical care.
American servicemen died on foreign soil for this?
Only in Amerika.
Call me old fashioned, but if you ever HAD a right to a taxpayer funded sex-change operation (a dubious assertion to begin with), you certainly forfeited that “right” upon conviction of a major felony.
So then afterwards, does he get sent to a women’s prison?????
Can’t we agree that prisoners give up certain rights, and among those lost rights are rights to a sex change operation???????
Well, liberal judges continue to issue nonsense rulings.
suffering from gender identity disorder
I suffer from financial identity disorder. I think I am rich but of course I was born poor. The Government should give me money to solve my disorder....
I feel your pain.
Your identity disorder is just as authentic as that of the sick felonious rube in the article.
Im going to have to think up some sort of disorder soon before the gubment runs out of money...
Obviously, this man thinks he is Henry the 8th. The government shouldn’t punish him for killing his wife.
Fine - use Shotgun Joe’s 12-gauge.
Ok but does he have a right to anesthesia during the surgery?;)
Why can’t we pay half and he pays the rest.
Do the job halfway and he can pay for the rest when he gets out of prison.
Changing this guy to neuter is no problem for me, just don't use anesthesia.
give him the surgery and leave him in the men’s prison
Everyone has a right to taxpayers money except the taxpayer.
Good point. My “Buy American” attitude is taking a real beating lately, because by supporting the US I’m supporting this.
Link to the full-text Free Republic thread.
“Cant we agree that prisoners give up certain rights, and among those lost rights are rights to a sex change operation???????”
Not here in the People’s Republic of Massachusetts. Talk like that will get you branded as a “hater”.
If you’ve never visited this insane asylum before but are considering it, do yourself a favor, don’t. You’ll thank me later.
That's a Battle of a different Bulge... /running /hiding
That's what he/she wants.
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