Insanity: Federal Judge Orders Sex-Change Surgery for Convicted Murderer

A federal judge on Tuesday ordered state prison officials to provide a taxpayer-funded sex-reassignment surgery to a transgender inmate serving life in prison for murder.

U.S. District Judge Mark Wolf ruled 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. Robert Kosilek was convicted of murder in the killing of his wife in 1990.

Judge Wolf is believed to be the first federal judge to order prison officials to provide the surgery for a transgender inmate.

Kosilek first sued the MassachusettsDepartment of Correction 12 years ago. Two years later, Judge 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, Judge Wolf found that surgery is the “only adequate treatment” for Kosilek’s “serious medical need.”

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  • Mark Brickey

    Let’s see… murdered his wife – living as a shemale in male prison – we’re paying to keep him alive & the hormones – he’s obviously not got the testicular fortitude to BE a real man – so, we let a doctor cut his nuts off. Maybe he’ll slip? Maybe the guy’s allergic to anesthetics? Maybe an infection?

  • Venture Guy

    Better Idea…if you commit murder you get forced reassignment….that would lower murder rates!

  • I don’t care how “high and mighty” the stupid judge’s self image might be, GENDER IS GENETIC; God-given! One can no more change gender, than change ancestory, but one can surely SPEND TAXPAYERS DOLLARS WITH FIDUCIARY DISREGARD!

  • Patrick Henry

    This idiot of a so called judge is MENTALLY RETARDED!!!! Just because this man is gay does not mean that our tax dollars should turn him into a freak!!!

  • rockyventi

    To what levels has this country fallen? I can’t believe this judge(?) is not summarily removed from the bench, beaten in public, and never allowed to judge a darned thing ever again. They ought to give this judge the same sex change operation. Can you believe this crap?

  • First of all is it legal to provide that type of “service” in a jail? Second, is the judge who needs the surgery, he obviously benefit from a brain transplant

  • marineh2ominer

    What we need now is a really good headshrinker to committ this brilliant wacko , oops , judge to a home for the criminally insane and all will be right with thw world , well, maybe not all !

  • JaniceSix

    The Judge is probably another Harvard grad. . . just like the lunatic sitting the White House today. They are completely twisted.

    • Bob Hauser

      There is no record available that the talking baboon in the white house today ever successfully completed public school lunch hour…

  • Thoughtful

    I don’t agree that my taxpayer money should be going for gender reassignment. However, I can understand why it might be seen as necessary. That guy must be having a horrible time in prison (because he is acting female anyway) and the only way out of his misery is to become female and get transferred to a female prison. I wish the judge would have been smart enough to come up with another solution that would not cost the taxpayers any extra money!

  • Carol-Christian Soldier

    You money and mine-
    via our TAX DOLLARS-
    When are we going to say – ENOUGH!

  • Carol-Christian Soldier

    YOUR money and mine-

  • dbassd

    Liberal BS if you ask me. . . Kill the guy. He just wants to be a prince , or queen, among his inmates.

  • Douglas W. Rodrigues

    “Judge Wolf found that surgery is the “only adequate treatment” for Kosilek’s “serious medical need.” May I suggest a cheaper treatment ?: A bullet to the head. The Judge is a typical liberal idiot.

  • rrmin437

    This judge should be removed from serving the US people… because he’s obviouly not serving the US people.