In a first, California agrees to pay for transgender inmate’s sex reassignment

As reported by the Los Angeles Times:

California is first in the nation to agree to pay for a transgender inmate’s sex reassignment operation, but the state’s settlement of a recent court case sidesteps the question of whether such surgery is a constitutional right.

The state concedes that Shiloh Quine, who entered the California prison system in 1980 as Rodney, suffers severe gender dysphoria that can be treated only by physically conforming her body to her psychological gender.

The agreement to settle Quine’s federal lawsuit seeking the surgery was announced late Friday, with a brief statement from the corrections department that “every medical doctor and mental health clinician who has reviewed this case, including two independent mental health experts, determined that this surgery is medically necessary for Quine.”

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Comments

  1. This is total BS. A sex change surgery is not healthcare.

  2. Locked up for 35 years and now they decide it deserves a reassignment operation. Are they completely crazy or just losing their minds?

  3. Michael McDermott says

    Pander or Perish – There are only Two Genders – Male (xy) and Female (xx), genetic / gestational defects notwithstanding.
    Spending tax dollars to put Male Predators in Women’s Prisons after Mutilating their Healthy Normal Genitals – is as insane as those who pretend their identity has nothing to do with the Facts found in every Gene in their body.

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