Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Massachusetts Taxpayers Paying For Inmate To Have Sex-Change Surgery

A federal judge has ruled that a prison inmate has a constitutional right to have a sex change and that the taxpayers of Massachusetts must pay for it.
In his ruling Tuesday, Wolf found that surgery is the "only adequate treatment" for Kosilek's "serious medical need."

"The court finds that there is no less intrusive means to correct the prolonged violation of Kosilek's Eighth Amendment right to adequate medical care," Wolf wrote in his 126-page ruling.

Continue Reading.
This is what the 8th Ammendment says:
Excessive bail shall not be required, nor excessive fines imposed, nor cruel and unusual punishments inflicted.
The man needs counseling, not surgery and I don't know how it is considered "cruel and unusual punishment" to NOT pay for sex change to happen.

I wonder what the founding fathers of our country would say about this new interpretation of the Eighth Amendment.

Further Reading:
**Sex-Change and the Catholic Church.

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