Skip to comments.Supreme Court Declines Inmate’s Request for Sex Reassignment Surgery
Posted on 12/10/2019 12:15:52 PM PST by karpov
The Supreme Court on Monday declined to hear a convicted murderers appeal to receive gender reassignment surgery, leaving in place a lower courts ruling in favor of the Texas prison officials who refused the inmate the procedure.
The court rejected the appeal of a Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals ruling by transgender inmate Vanessa Lynn Gibson, formerly known as Scott Gibson, who claimed the prisons refusal to grant the surgery violates the Constitutions Eighth Amendment, which bans cruel and unusual punishment.
Gibson, 41, who was born male but has lived as a woman since age 15, was convicted and sent to prison for aggravated assault in 1995 and two years later convicted of murdering another inmate.
The inmate, who is eligible for parole in 2021, has engaged in self-harm and has attempted suicide three times, stemming in part from gender dysphoria, which Gibson was diagnosed with in 2014.
Gibson was provided with hormone therapy but denied a request to be considered for gender reassignment surgery. Lawyers for Gibson argued in court filings that the gender dysphoria, which causes their client to feel like a woman trapped in a mans body, is life-threatening in this case. However, Texas does not have a policy governing irreversible surgical intervention for inmates, the state said.
A state does not inflict cruel and unusual punishment by declining to provide sex reassignment surgery to a transgender inmate, Judge James Ho said in the Fifth Circuits decision, adding that the necessity and efficacy of sex reassignment surgery is a matter of significant disagreement within the medical community.
Ho also noted no other prison has ever provided gender reassignment surgery.
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The Supreme Court did not hear the case. The leftists on the court may be waiting to consider this issue until there is a majority willing to invent a right to government-funded genital mutilation.
Well,”living as a woman” will make doing time easier for him. At least when some guy wants to “get friendly” with him in the shower he just might enjoy it.
HO HO HO!!!
No means No!
He / she will charge the cost of gender reassignment surgery to Obamacare.
Good is right. The dept of corrections (aka taxpayers) isn’t responsible in any way for your particular perversion/problem. Be glad we gave you a stainless steel toilet.
Im not white or from this country. Would someone here school me on this :
Why are there many trans case where men want to be women and not vise versa?
Every story involved trans is men-to-women. I have not encountered a story involved trans is a lady-wants-to-be-man
XX, XXX, XO..... Female
XY, XXY, XYY.... Male
Smattering of minor variants
Androgen insensitivity syndrome
All the other stuff is cognitive constructs
Or Med/Surg monsters
Some teenage girls have this madness too, unfortunately:
They are around!
My guess is that it reflects that on the whole women are less sexually aggressive and adventurous.
There are a lot more homosexual men than women as well. More men rape.
I love men, this isnt a slam. Women do bad things too. But men seem to be exponentially far more adventurous, sexually and in other ways. Sometimes thats a good thing.
Let him cut off his own.
You are assuming he’s not a lesbian woman trapped i a mans body.
Yes our world has gone insane. Looking up every day for Christ to come back and stop all this.
Nope, women are a lot more adventurous and its far less taboo as far as society is concerned.
“Here is a hedge pruner and a bottle of Vodka”
“Knock yourself out!”
Possibly the most prominent is Sonny & Cher's daughter Chastity started to call herself Chaz.
FRiend just Google "female to male transition" and prepare to be shocked.
Just regarding the issue of prisoners — here, in Canada, male-to-female trannie prisoners are allowed to serve their time in women’s prisons. Women’s prisons are far, far “nicer” facilities than men’s & have much less violence. Most often these trannies are still-intact males. Apparently, the safety of female prisoners is not considered, when assigning male (fake female) prisoners to live amongst them. I defer to the other commentators here, regarding your more general questions.
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