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    Chelsea Manning sues to get transgender medical treatment

    (CNN) -- Chelsea Manning, convicted of espionage and imprisoned at Fort Leavenworth, has filed a lawsuit in federal court, claiming she "has been denied access to medically necessary treatment" for her gender disorder.
    The inmate once known as Bradley Manning announced in August 2013, the day after her court sentencing, that she is female. Manning is suing to follow grooming standards such as growing her hair longer and using cosmetics, and to receive hormone treatment "in order to express her female gender," said the suit filed Tuesday in district court in Washington.
    "She brings this action to compel defendants [Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel and the federal government] to treat her serious medical needs consistent with their obligation under the Constitution," said the suit. If the requests are denied, said Manning's lawyers, she "will suffer continued pain, depression and anxiety and is at an extremely high risk of self-castration and suicidality."
    A Kansas judge in April granted the former Army intelligence analyst's request to formally be known as Chelsea Elizabeth Manning.
    Chelsea Manning sues for transgender medical treatment - CNN.com

    Wow, just wow.
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    Re: Chelsea Manning sues to get transgender medical treatment

    Self castration huh? I can live with that.

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    Wait - wut? When did this happen? Last I heard he was a Bradley. I missed it.

    Let Chelsea pay for Chelsea's treatment.

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    Re: Chelsea Manning sues to get transgender medical treatment

    Quote Originally Posted by tres borrachos View Post
    Wait - wut? When did this happen? Last I heard he was a Bradley. I missed it.
    Let Chelsea pay for Chelsea's treatment.


    I totally agree.

    What Chelsea is asking for goes way beyond the basic medical care that the government is obligated to provide.

    If Chelsea can pay for it, then let Chelsea do it. I don't have a problem with that scenario.

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    It's amazing the care I do not have for Manning. If he wanted to be a chick, he shouldn't have wound up in jail. Too bad, so sad, don't care.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shrubnose View Post
    I totally agree.

    What Chelsea is asking for goes way beyond the basic medical care that the government is obligated to provide.

    If Chelsea can pay for it, then let Chelsea do it. I don't have a problem with that scenario.
    S(he) has some balls to ask.
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    Must be some kind of prison romance going on.............. LOL.
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    Re: Chelsea Manning sues to get transgender medical treatment

    Quote Originally Posted by Top Cat View Post
    In addition to all the other classified material he made public, Manning also exposed about a quarter million diplomatic cables...and many of those cables would have mentioned names - and because they mentioned names, not only the government of those nations but other groups - drug lords, terrorists, cartels - would have been able to identify people who had been either under surveillance by or in contact with the U.S. government. I would say that the probability is close to absolute that some - and perhaps many - people (and perhaps their families) got hurt or killed because of what Manning did. I might be a proud left-wing liberal progressive, but Manning (and Snowden) gets zero - repeat, ZERO - sympathy from this retired Navy man.
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    Re: Chelsea Manning sues to get transgender medical treatment

    Manning is just an attention whore...Giving him coverage for his stupid claim for the government to pay is just feeding his sickness.
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    Re: Chelsea Manning sues to get transgender medical treatment

    Longer hair, maybe.
    Cosmetics, if she buys them.
    Hormone Treatment, if she buys them.
    Oxygen, well, if we must.

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