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U.S. court upholds prisoner's right to taxpayer-funded sex change
Yahoo News ^ | Jan. 17, 2014 | Richard Valdmanis

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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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; US: Massachusetts
KEYWORDS: crime; fraud; lgbt
Kosilek was convicted in 1992 of murdering his wife, a counselor he had met while he was in drug rehabilitation, after she caught him wearing her clothes.

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.


1 posted on 01/17/2014 2:10:54 PM PST by Anton.Rutter
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To: Anton.Rutter

American servicemen died on foreign soil for this?


2 posted on 01/17/2014 2:12:12 PM PST by Anton.Rutter
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To: Anton.Rutter

Only in Amerika.


3 posted on 01/17/2014 2:13:37 PM PST by TurboZamboni (Marx smelled bad and lived with his parents .)
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To: Anton.Rutter

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.


4 posted on 01/17/2014 2:16:01 PM PST by fhayek
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To: Anton.Rutter

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.


5 posted on 01/17/2014 2:16:36 PM PST by Dilbert San Diego
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To: Anton.Rutter

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....


6 posted on 01/17/2014 2:19:03 PM PST by SECURE AMERICA (Where can I go to sign up for the American Revolution 2014 and the Crusades 2014?)
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To: SECURE AMERICA

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...


7 posted on 01/17/2014 2:28:05 PM PST by MeshugeMikey (This Message NOT Approved By The N.S.A.)
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To: SECURE AMERICA

Obviously, this man thinks he is Henry the 8th. The government shouldn’t punish him for killing his wife.


8 posted on 01/17/2014 2:30:52 PM PST by freedomfiter2 (Brutal acts of commission and yawning acts of omission both strengthen the hand of the devil.)
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To: Anton.Rutter

Fine - use Shotgun Joe’s 12-gauge.


9 posted on 01/17/2014 2:31:06 PM PST by dontBSme
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To: Anton.Rutter

Ok but does he have a right to anesthesia during the surgery?;)


10 posted on 01/17/2014 2:34:57 PM PST by tophat9000 (Are we headed to a Cracker Slacker War?)
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To: Anton.Rutter

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.


11 posted on 01/17/2014 2:35:57 PM PST by usmcobra (Happiness is a belt fed weapon.)
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The German language has three genders.

Changing this guy to neuter is no problem for me, just don't use anesthesia.

12 posted on 01/17/2014 2:37:12 PM PST by Paladin2
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give him the surgery and leave him in the men’s prison


13 posted on 01/17/2014 2:38:12 PM PST by faithhopecharity (C)
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To: Anton.Rutter

Everyone has a right to taxpayers money except the taxpayer.


14 posted on 01/17/2014 2:46:56 PM PST by mountainlion (Live well for those that did not make it back.)
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To: Anton.Rutter

Good point. My “Buy American” attitude is taking a real beating lately, because by supporting the US I’m supporting this.


15 posted on 01/17/2014 2:50:08 PM PST by TwelveOfTwenty (See my home page for some of my answers to the left's talking points.)
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To: Anton.Rutter
Alas, Brave New Babylon 60-second Youtube trailer

Link to the full-text Free Republic thread.

16 posted on 01/17/2014 2:52:37 PM PST by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: Dilbert San Diego

“Can’t 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.


17 posted on 01/17/2014 3:09:59 PM PST by Stormdog (A rifle transforms one from subject to Citizen)
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To: Anton.Rutter

NUTS!


18 posted on 01/17/2014 3:30:12 PM PST by Java4Jay (The evils of government are directly proportional to the tolerance of the people.)
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To: Java4Jay
NUTS!


That's a Battle of a different Bulge... /running /hiding

19 posted on 01/17/2014 3:38:22 PM PST by Anton.Rutter
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To: faithhopecharity
give him the surgery and leave him in the men’s prison

That's what he/she wants.

20 posted on 01/17/2014 3:44:32 PM PST by digger48
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To: Anton.Rutter

So where do you put a criminal like that if he/she is to remain incarcerated? If you put him/her in a male prison, then she becomes everybody’s whore. If you put him/her in a women’s prison, then they will beat the crap out of him every day on a regular basis.


21 posted on 01/17/2014 3:45:27 PM PST by jespasinthru (Proud member of the Vast Right-Wing Conspiracy)
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To: digger48

oh.

well, I will have to come up with a Plan B then

(gee, how stupid can our judges get, anyways!?)


22 posted on 01/17/2014 3:49:06 PM PST by faithhopecharity (C)
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To: Anton.Rutter

Solutions:

Execute him now. That would solve the problem once and for all.

Oops. Sorry. Forgot that this was in Massachusetts where the criminal has more rights than their victim.

Second solution (a cheap one). Put his or her sorry ass in solitary for the rest of their life. No transgender problems.

He/She can play with themselves and nobody will get hurt.

Ah crap. Throw the judge (Wolf) in with him. That should be fun to watch on Pay for View.

Kosilek: “Hey judge, you dropped your soap”
Wolf: “F*ck you”.
Kosilek: “Now you’re talking”


23 posted on 01/17/2014 4:25:21 PM PST by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
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“Paid for by the state prison system”

Ummmmm.....that would be the taxpayers.


24 posted on 01/17/2014 4:57:01 PM PST by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: Anton.Rutter

I got a 12 ga. that will chang that Roswter to a Hem with one shell and it will only cost $1


25 posted on 01/17/2014 5:33:34 PM PST by SandRat (Duty - Honor - Country! What else needs said?)
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Total Neutralization Only!!!


26 posted on 01/17/2014 6:37:46 PM PST by Birdsbane ("Onward through the fog!" ... Oat Willie)
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To: Anton.Rutter

Govt no longer tries to cure mental illness, they promote it.


27 posted on 01/17/2014 7:58:38 PM PST by Brooklyn Attitude (Things are only going to get worse.)
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To: Anton.Rutter
States need to put their collective feet down and refuse to pay one red cent for any Federal mandates...Period!

On another note, it's obvious that this person's sexual identity is all in his head - the muslims have perfected a procedure to fix that.

28 posted on 01/18/2014 3:17:19 AM PST by trebb (Where in the the hell has my country gone?)
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Hey Massachusetts Voting taxpayers,
You voted for this crap, how smart you must feeeeeeeeeeel.



29 posted on 01/18/2014 3:24:25 AM PST by MaxMax (Pay Attention and you'll be pissed off too! FIRE BOEHNER, NOW!)
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