From 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.”
This guy has been working the system ever since he was sent to prison. Taxpayers have paid for his total transformation.
Massachusetts Senator Scott Brown has said that the ruling is “an outrageous abuse of taxpayer dollars,” and that the Department of Corrections should appeal the ruling. One would presume that his opponent, Elizabeth “Fauxcahontas” Warren is all in favor of the ruling.