Rave this if you believe that the Judge was wrong !
A federal judge in Boston "ordered state prison officials to provide a taxpayer-funded sex-reassignment surgery to a transgender inmate serving life in prison" for murder, The Associated Press writes.
According to the Boston Globe, U.S. District Court Chief Judge Mark Wolf ruled that the surgery is the only way to care for Michelle Kosilek's gender identity disorder and noted that the treatment "had been prescribed by Department of Correction doctors, and that the only justifications for denying the treatment were based on public opinion."
Wolf "is believed to be the first federal judge to order prison officials to provide the surgery for a transgender inmate," the AP says.
The then-Robert Kosilek killed his wife in 1990 and was convicted of her murder three years later. Also in 1993, he legally changed his first name to Michelle. Kosilek "lives as a woman in an all-male prison," according to the AP.
Cost for the surgery is anticipated to be between $ 30,000 and $ 80,000. Do you believe that the tax payer should flip the bill for this?
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