Should Gender Reassignment Surgery Be Allowed for Inmates?

AdriHead 2012/09/17 22:19:25
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A judge is being both praised and condemned because of a landmark ruling in which he has ordered gender reassignment surgery to an inmate in Massachusetts. Roger Kosilek, who now goes by Michelle, was born male but has been taking hormone treatments and currently stays at an all-male prison.

Supporters say that the ruling is a great example of recognizing that the surgery is a legitimate treatment for gender-identity disorder while critics call it an abuse of taxpayer money. Do you think it's OK for inmates to get gender reassignment surgery with taxpayer dollars?

CBSNEWS.COM reports:
U.S. District Judge Mark Wolf ruled Tuesday in the case of Michelle Kosilek, who was born as a man but has received hormone treatments and lives as a woman in an all-male prison.
gender reassignment surgery

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  • Chukroast 2012/09/17 22:39:48
    Not only NO, but HELL NO. It's bad enough we taxpayers have to foot the bill for his/her food, clothing and shelter (and basic medical care), but it's beyond my understanding why any judge would rule that a felon's feelings are important enough to soak the taxpayers for a very expensive operation.

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  • Joanie Incognito 2012/09/24 15:38:48
    No, you silly bigot.
  • ✿Britt ... Joanie 2012/09/20 20:34:39
    ✿Britt ❤'s Steven Tyler✿
    if he married a woman and he killed her cause she caught him wearing hér clothes and then later in prison decided he was gay and wanted a sex change sounds like a closet case to me.
  • Joanie ✿Britt ... 2012/09/20 21:19:33
    That's not what happened.
  • ✿Britt ... Joanie 2012/09/20 21:25:19
    ✿Britt ❤'s Steven Tyler✿
    that is what i read on a few sites
  • ✿Britt ... Joanie 2012/09/20 20:32:06
    ✿Britt ❤'s Steven Tyler✿
    it was a want not a need
  • Joanie ✿Britt ... 2012/09/20 21:20:40
    Sexual reassignment surgery is a need not a want.
  • ✿Britt ... Joanie 2012/09/20 21:27:51
    ✿Britt ❤'s Steven Tyler✿
    watch all of this video, even this trans person gets that he is not really a woman, he knows it. like he said and as south park said. a man who gets a change to be a woman is just a man with a mutilated penis. kyles dad on south park got a surgery to look like a dolphin but he is still not a dolphin.
  • Stratwe... ✿Britt ... 2012/09/21 15:48:17
    Dl'ja ever notice how many of these "females" were once butt-ugly even as men?
  • ✿Britt ... Stratwe... 2012/09/21 15:57:39
    ✿Britt ❤'s Steven Tyler✿
    i have noticed. that one in the video would have made a better looking man i think. but the only reason that joanie is in support of that convict getting a sex change is cause he is a transgender as well, that is a sily reason to support taxes being spent on an expensive surgery for a man who got life in prison to get a sex change. he keeps refering to the prisoner as having a life thretening problem if they dont get a sex change.
  • Stratwe... ✿Britt ... 2012/09/24 14:53:31
    Yeah,true. But,I also think the militant trannies are like the gays that actively recruit so as to grow their numbers
  • Joanie ✿Britt ... 2012/09/21 20:57:09
    I get that you're a bigot, and I feel sorry for you.
  • ✿Britt ... Joanie 2012/09/21 23:12:51
    ✿Britt ❤'s Steven Tyler✿
    did you even watch that video yet
  • Joanie ✿Britt ... 2012/09/21 23:16:08
  • ✿Britt ... Joanie 2012/09/21 23:38:16
    ✿Britt ❤'s Steven Tyler✿
    oh come on, that is just stubbron. it is a transgenders opinion about trasngenderism. you seem like you woud be interested. dont be stubbron. is it cause you dont want to hear someone like you also knows it is just cosmetic.
  • Joanie ✿Britt ... 2012/09/21 23:46:41
    Number one, I doubt it is authentic. I doubt it is a real transgender person speaking. Number two, if it is a real transgender person speaking, I would not agree with her; I would feel sorry for her. Many transgender people internalize the transphobia in which they grew up and have self-esteem or other issues relating to that which they haven't worked through. I have worked through it. Number three, the link you sent me may have malware, and I am not interested in finding that out the hard way.
  • ✿Britt ... Joanie 2012/09/21 23:52:35
    ✿Britt ❤'s Steven Tyler✿
    oh jeez, are you crazy or something, it is just a youtube video. wow. you are really desperate to see someone just like you that knows that the surgery is purely cosmetic. how low to ignore it. he is one of you.
  • Joanie ✿Britt ... 2012/09/22 00:10:36
    I am not desperate to see the video or I would have watched it. The surgery is not cosmetic. That is the opinion of literally hundreds of medical professionals. A youtube video of an an unknown person is not going to change that for me or anyone else. The person may not even be transgender. There is no point for me to watch it.
  • ✿Britt ... Joanie 2012/09/22 00:46:11
    ✿Britt ❤'s Steven Tyler✿
    what ever you want to think, by the way on a side note. the guy girl in the video would have made a sexy man and i would have dated him.
  • Joanie ✿Britt ... 2012/09/22 15:35:00
    I wouldn't date you.
  • ✿Britt ... Joanie 2012/09/22 15:37:47
    ✿Britt ❤'s Steven Tyler✿
    im talking about the one in the video i sent
  • Joanie ✿Britt ... 2012/09/22 15:38:30
    I know what you were talking about.
  • Jimbo ✿Britt ... 2012/09/20 20:02:57
    For some reason when I read this poll I thought of you.
  • ✿Britt ... Jimbo 2012/09/20 20:30:54
    ✿Britt ❤'s Steven Tyler✿
  • Jimbo ✿Britt ... 2012/09/20 20:32:29
    Did you have a couple polls about it.
  • ✿Britt ... Jimbo 2012/09/20 20:36:54
    ✿Britt ❤'s Steven Tyler✿
    ya, these type of polls attract people and that makes for a lot of points. :)
  • Joanie ✿Britt ... 2012/09/20 21:21:24
    Oh, yeah. You are the person who denigrates trans-people just to get points. Now I remember!
  • ✿Britt ... Joanie 2012/09/20 21:31:15
    ✿Britt ❤'s Steven Tyler✿
    but look at the bright side, i am half way through level 19 and coming up fast on level 20
  • Joanie ✿Britt ... 2012/09/20 21:34:47
    And that's some kind of significant achievement in your life? To be a guru on Sodahead?
  • ✿Britt ... Joanie 2012/09/20 21:36:25
    ✿Britt ❤'s Steven Tyler✿
    did you watch the other video i replied to you with of the trans person. you really should.
  • Joanie ✿Britt ... 2012/09/21 02:00:08
    No I shouldn't. :-)
  • ✿Britt ... Joanie 2012/09/21 02:27:25
    ✿Britt ❤'s Steven Tyler✿
    and why not, it seems like his opinion you would value more than anyone else cause he is a transgender. watch it.
  • Joanie ✿Britt ... 2012/09/21 20:57:51 (edited)
    I'm not into self-hating LGBT people, or even impostors pretending to be self-hating LGBT people.
  • ✿Britt ... Joanie 2012/09/21 23:13:46
    ✿Britt ❤'s Steven Tyler✿
    i doubt that is an imposter, just caus he dont share the same views as you do you pretend he is not. you are shunning your own people.
  • Joanie ✿Britt ... 2012/09/22 15:36:00
  • silentart 2012/09/19 22:36:48
    Hell no, With our tax monies, no way!...
  • Dan 2012/09/19 22:27:03
    NOT on taxpayers money!
  • Muver 2012/09/19 22:23:34
    NO, NO and HELL NO.....most people can't even afford food and any kind of dental care in these hard times...why should any of our tax dollars, which should stay with the people who earned it, go for anything in the jails/prisons...I don't want to support these people...
    Let them work inside the jails for the money to get this stuff....I vote for Sheriff Arpaio and his way of handling prisons...these prisoners deserve nothing, and get everything they want inside, paid for by us, many of whom, can't even feed or clothe their children.........

    Shame on that horrible judge...is he a friend of Odumbos...
  • Incognito Muver 2012/09/20 16:46:43
  • Muver Incognito 2012/09/21 04:07:52
    What a riot this photo is...kind of looks like Moochele, except for the hair color...but looks like a variety of black female entertainers...
  • Incognito Muver 2012/09/21 15:37:39
    cow kissing gif

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