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Mass. Appeals Inmate Sex Change Surgery Ruling

Wednesday Oct 3, 2012

BOSTON - Massachusetts has filed an appeal of a judge's decision to grant a convicted murderer's request for a taxpayer-funded sex reassignment surgery.

The Boston Globe reports that in papers filed Tuesday, lawyers for the state Department of Correction's commissioner asked for a stay of the order granting a sex change for Michelle Kosilek, until a federal appeals court can rule.

The state says it believes the medical care the 63-year-old Kosilek is receiving is adequate and that the court didn't address what it says are legitimate safety concerns of protecting her in prison.

U.S. District Judge Mark Wolf ruled last month that the surgery is the only adequate treatment for Kosilek's gender-identity disorder.

Kosilek was named Robert when convicted of killing his wife, Cheryl, in 1990.

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  • Bob K, 2012-10-03 18:27:06

    MURDER THE MOTHER OF YOUR CHILD, get the State to pay well over a million bucks, with lawyer fees, for what you SAY will make you happy - although I doubt such a miserable, disgusting person will ever be happy, but just have it easier in a womens’ jail. THIS IS NOT ABOUT TRANSGENDER RIGHTS --

  • , 2012-10-05 09:49:28

    Maybe the surgeon will accidentally cut his aorta before his new vagina is installed.

  • Oh Jed said:, 2012-10-06 00:45:05

    Installed...too funny.

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