Appeals Court Rules State Must Pay For Inmate's #Gender Confirmation Surgery; #Idaho #LGBT

(TIME) — After appeals court rules state must pay for inmate's gender confirmation surgery, Idaho Gov. says he'll file for Supreme Court hearing.

Adree Edmo, 32, contends that the state's refusal to provide her with gender confirmation surgery causes her severe distress

A three-judge panel of the appellate court first ruled in August that the state must give 32-year-old inmate Adree Edmo gender confirmation surgery, agreeing with a federal judge in Idaho that denying the surgery amounted to cruel and unusual punishment, a violation of the Eighth Amendment of the U.S. Constitution. The state then asked the full appeals court to reconsider the case — but the court voted against the move this week.

Source: TIME, full story

 

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