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    Massachusetts judge approves taxpayer-funded sex change for inmate

    Tax payers in Massachusetts should be furious. If a man wants to pretend to be something he is not then let him do it on his own dime.

    Massachusetts judge approves taxpayer-funded sex change for inmate | Fox News

    A federal judge on Tuesday ordered state prison officials to provide taxpayer-funded sex-reassignment surgery to a transgender inmate serving life in prison for murder.
    Michelle Kosilek was born male but has received hormone treatments and now lives as a woman in an all-male prison. Robert Kosilek was convicted of murder in the killing of his wife in 1990.
    U.S. District Judge Mark Wolf is believed to be the first federal judge to order prison officials to provide sex-reassignment 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."
    "The court finds that there is no less intrusive means to correct the prolonged violation of Kosilek's Eighth Amendment right to adequate medical care," Wolf wrote in his 126-page ruling.
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    Re: Massachusetts judge approves taxpayer-funded sex change for inmate

    The people of MA seem to be okay with a lot of this sort of nonsense. As long as no federal funds are being used, I say let them spend their money on whatever stupid thing their heart's desire.

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    Re: Massachusetts judge approves taxpayer-funded sex change for inmate

    How is a federal judge a MA judge?

    I disagree with the ruling. Completely. Another few years of prison activity and I'm sure his sex change would be a natural side effect.
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    Re: Massachusetts judge approves taxpayer-funded sex change for inmate

    The other prisoners should chip in and help pay for this golden opportunity to have some pussy in an all male facility.

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    Re: Massachusetts judge approves taxpayer-funded sex change for inmate

    I think this is a situation when the federal court got out-lawyered. This is a disgrace in a bad economic time when states are scrambling to find money to pay for necessaries like teachers.

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    Re: Massachusetts judge approves taxpayer-funded sex change for inmate

    I missed the federal judge part, as obvious as it was - my bad. If I was governor of MA I'd tell the court, you want it done - YOU pay for it, because we're not. Make a big stink all during the convention. Chances are good the feds will offer to pay for it just to quiet the issue.

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    Re: Massachusetts judge approves taxpayer-funded sex change for inmate

    Tax payer money should only pay for life-saving procedures for inmates not sentenced to life w/o parole and/or the death penalty. While I wouldn't call a sex-change operation completely insignificant, it isn't a procedure that is necessary to sustain life and should therefore not be funded through tax payers.
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    This is one of the worst rulings I have ever heard of. This judge was appointed by Ronald Reagan, in 1985. The judge left the decision to house this inmate after the reassignment surgery up to prison officials. I am glad this decision may be appealed. On the up side there is a great seafood place right next to the courthouse...


    "But Wolf, who was appointed to the federal bench by President Ronald Reagan in 1985, found that the security concerns are "either pretextual or can be dealt with." He said it would be up to prison officials to decide how and where to house Kosilek after the surgery. Diane Wiffin, a spokeswoman for the prisons department, said,... "We are reviewing the decision and exploring our appellate options."

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    Quote Originally Posted by clownboy View Post
    I missed the federal judge part, as obvious as it was - my bad. If I was governor of MA I'd tell the court, you want it done - YOU pay for it, because we're not. Make a big stink all during the convention. Chances are good the feds will offer to pay for it just to quiet the issue.
    We might not be giving the convict enough credit. If you were stuck in prison as a man for the rest of your life how would you be able to be around women again? Watch this inmate petition the State to be transferred to a women's prison.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Connery View Post
    This is one of the worst rulings I have ever heard of. This judge was appointed by Ronald Reagan, in 1985. The judge left the decision to house this inmate after the reassignment surgery up to prison officials. I am glad this decision may be appealed. On the up side there is a great seafood place right next to the courthouse...


    "But Wolf, who was appointed to the federal bench by President Ronald Reagan in 1985, found that the security concerns are "either pretextual or can be dealt with." He said it would be up to prison officials to decide how and where to house Kosilek after the surgery. Diane Wiffin, a spokeswoman for the prisons department, said,... "We are reviewing the decision and exploring our appellate options."

    Massachusetts judge approves taxpayer-funded sex change for inmate
    If the convict's evidence included medical reasons and was presented in solid form the judge may not have had much of a choice going by the 8th amendment.
    My main function as a Christian is to be the biggest possible jerk as a demonstration of the awe found in God's Grace and Forgiveness. (That love part comes in to play at some point)

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