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Offline flowers

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http://www.foxnews.com/us/2014/01/17/court-affirms-mass-murderer-right-to-get-sex-change-in-prison/?intcmp=latestnews

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BOSTON –  A federal appeals court on Friday upheld a judge's ruling granting a taxpayer-funded sex change operation for a transgender inmate serving a life sentence for a murder conviction, saying receiving medically necessary treatment is a constitutional right that must be protected "even if that treatment strikes some as odd or unorthodox."

U.S. District Judge Mark Wolf ruled in 2012 that the state Department of Correction must provide sex reassignment surgery for Michelle Kosilek, who was born as Robert Kosilek and is serving a life sentence for the killing of his wife in 1990.

The Department of Correction challenged the ruling at the 1st U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. Its lawyers argued Kosilek has received adequate treatment for gender identity disorder, including female hormone treatments, laser hair removal and psychotherapy. Prison officials said those treatments have eased the stress and anxiety felt by Kosilek, and they argued it was unnecessary to heed advice from independent medical experts who recommended the 64-year-old undergo the sex change surgery as the next step of treating her intense gender identity disorder.

The Department of Correction also argued prison officials were concerned about protecting Kosilek, who's in an all-male prison, from sexual assaults if she were allowed to complete her transformation into a woman.

U.S. 1st Circuit Court of Appeals Judges O. Rogeriee Thompson and William Kayatta Jr. said in their ruling they were "assuredly mindful of the difficult tasks faced by prison officials every day."

"But as the Supreme Court has cautioned, while sensitivity


Then what? Keep 'her' in the all-men prison? Very upsetting.................. They have $50k for a human that will never leave prison. Yet giving Vets more money  ****crickets****
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Re: Court affirms Mass. murderer's right to get sex change in prison
« Reply #1 on: January 18, 2014, 03:36:35 PM »
It appears this murderer wants to get "the most" out of his permanent residence. This isn't a medical necessity, but just making a pervert happy.

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Re: Court affirms Mass. murderer's right to get sex change in prison
« Reply #2 on: January 18, 2014, 03:51:32 PM »
It appears this murderer wants to get "the most" out of his permanent residence. This isn't a medical necessity, but just making a pervert happy.
The judge who ruled on this was appointed by obamie in 2010


Offline Rivergirl

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Re: Court affirms Mass. murderer's right to get sex change in prison
« Reply #3 on: January 18, 2014, 03:52:58 PM »
Murderers have rights, right????????? :nono:

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Re: Court affirms Mass. murderer's right to get sex change in prison
« Reply #4 on: January 18, 2014, 03:59:01 PM »
Medically necessary treatment????   :thud:
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Re: Court affirms Mass. murderer's right to get sex change in prison
« Reply #5 on: January 18, 2014, 04:00:55 PM »
It is if you're a convicted murder.  If you're a hard-working American citizen, struggling to pay his Bronze Plan premium ever month... not so much.  :thud:

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Re: Court affirms Mass. murderer's right to get sex change in prison
« Reply #6 on: January 18, 2014, 04:16:09 PM »
It is if you're a convicted murder.  If you're a hard-working American citizen, struggling to pay his Bronze Plan premium ever month... not so much.  :thud:

No kidding!  I hope they transplant his penis to his nose!


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