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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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  • carolynb 2012/09/05 13:20:04
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    This is outrageous. This person took away a persons right to live and should not be given any rights.

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  • Bill in Niantic 2012/09/05 16:10:58
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    The Judge is gay...
  • whitewulf--the unruly mobster 2012/09/05 15:41:20
  • beachbum 2012/09/05 15:27:59
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    Let the judge and the criminal pay for it - not me.
  • Tasine 2012/09/05 14:16:35
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    How dare he use tax dollars to help a murderer in prison attain his very expensive wish. Judges like this one could use a good dose of reality. We know, of course, that this judge is Democrat and possibly kinky himself.
  • Angus Tasine 2012/09/05 15:15:35
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    All I know is that he was a Reagan pick in 1985.
    Wolf said senior corrections officials engaged in patterns of "pretense, pretext and prevarication" to deny Kosilek the treatment he was entitled to and which had been recommended by department medical staff. The court had previously ruled in 2002 that Kosilek should at least be evaluated for the surgery.

    "In this case Kosilek has proven that he still has a severe gender identity disorder. Although female hormones have helped somewhat, he continues to suffer intense mental anguish because of his sincere and enduring belief that he is a female trapped in a male body," Wolf wrote, citing the U.S. Constitution's Eighth Amendment protection against cruel and unusual punishments.

    Where was the Constitutional right of the victim?
  • Tasine Angus 2012/09/05 15:31:52
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    More and more victims have no rights. Up is down, good is bad, left is right. Isn't that what Alice found Wonderland to be>
  • carolynb 2012/09/05 13:20:04
    The Judge was wrong because ....
    carolynb
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    This is outrageous. This person took away a persons right to live and should not be given any rights.
  • whitewu... carolynb 2012/09/05 15:42:23
  • GoodEncounter 2012/09/05 13:15:08
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    The judge was wrong because this man murdered his wife. He is incarcerated in a male prison and he will be living with MEN when he is changed into a female-If this surgery was needed for a medical emergency, then he would HAVE to have it. But this surgery is one that isn't medically necessary. This is an outrageous waste of money.
  • Green is a color 2012/09/05 13:10:02
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    I agree with the dude under me!
  • Angus 2012/09/05 13:07:12
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    Once you kill all Constitutional rights are null and void. PERIOD

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