Friday, August 05, 2011

Wisconsin Court Orders Tax Payers to Foot Trans-Gendered Convict's Gene Therapy

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A federal appeals court has upheld a judge's ruling striking down a Wisconsin law banning taxpayer-funded hormone therapy for transgender inmates.

The 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals decision came Friday in a case brought by a group of male inmates who identify as female. They say they need the hormones to treat their gender identity disorder and not having them would lead to severe health problems.

The state appealed after a federal judge struck down the 2006 law last year. A three-judge panel upheld the ruling, saying denying inmates medical treatment amounted to "torture."

The American Civil Liberties Union hailed the decision.
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