Judge orders California to pay for inmate’s sex change

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SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A federal judge has ordered California’s corrections department to provide a transsexual inmate with sex change surgery, the first time such an operation has been ordered in the state.

U.S. District Court Judge Jon Tigar in San Francisco ruled Thursday that denying sex reassignment surgery to 51-year-old Michelle-Lael Norsworthy violates her constitutional rights. Her birth name is Jeffrey Bryan Norsworthy.

The ruling says it would be the second time nationwide that such a surgery has been performed on an inmate, an apparent reference to necessary surgery performed on an inmate who castrated himself in Texas.

Corrections officials say they are considering whether to appeal the ruling.

A spokeswoman for the federal receiver who controls California prison medical care says the surgery could cost taxpayers nearly $100,000.


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  • tootietuttle

    you’ll be branded a hater and bigot by the left if you speak out against this…anything to appease the left and protect the rights of criminals.

  • sheila

    We as taxpayers already have to support his ass for the next ‘who knows how long’ and now they also want us to pay for sexual reassignment surgery? Haven’t the taxpayers already been burdened enough by being forced to pay for his crimes, lawyers, court costs and room and board? My god! What about other people out there who would also like to have the same procedure, people who live good lives, people who are productive contributors to society? They have to pay their own way otherwise they don’t get what they want, so why should our tax dollars have to pay for this blight on society? Just like the punk who garnered support after being denied the heart transplant and then went on with his criminal enterprises and died while in the commision of a crime, those who work hard to get what they have are force to give even more so some low life can get what he or she wants! Disgusting! I need to stop reading the news because it seems to me that evil is taking over the minds of millions of otherwise rational thinking people. It is becoming too depressing.

  • CB

    Some one ought to change the Federal Judges Life style. Say like from Judge to Inmate!!!!!!!
    Besides this dude is one ugy assed nit wit….THAT will still be ugly when he has no Junk!!!!

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