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Appeals court delays transgender inmate’s surgery after panel recommends parole

Thursday, May 21, 2015
Michelle-Lael Norsworthy
The separate decisions make it less likely that convicted killer Michelle-Lael Norsworthy will receive prison-funded sex reassignment surgery before she is released. ...

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Parole could end transgender inmate’s effort to have reassignment surgery

Wednesday, May 20, 2015
Michelle-Lael Norsworthy
State officials say 51-year-old Michelle-Lael Norsworthy has postponed her parole hearing several times with the hope of having the surgery. ...

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California transgender inmate’s lawyers seek swift sex reassignment surgery

Friday, May 8, 2015
Michelle-Lael Norsworthy
The state has asked the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for a stay as it appeals the San Francisco-based judge's order. ...

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California seeks to block inmate’s sex reassignment surgery

Wednesday, May 6, 2015
Michelle-Lael Norsworthy
Officials want a federal appeals court to block a judge's order that the state immediately provide a transgender prisoner with sex reassignment surgery. ...

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U.S. Supreme Court rejects transgender inmate’s appeal for sex change surgery

Monday, May 4, 2015
Michelle Kosilek
The court rejected an appeal from a convicted murderer who has been seeking taxpayer-funded sex-reassignment surgery in prison. ...

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Judge won’t delay order on California transgender inmate’s sex reassignment surgery

Monday, April 27, 2015
U.S. District Judge Jon Tigar made his ruling in response to a request by state corrections officials, who also have appealed to the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. ...

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California corrections department to appeal judge’s order backing inmate’s sex change

Saturday, April 11, 2015
California's corrections department said Friday that it will appeal a federal judge's order that it immediately provide a transgender inmate with sex-reassignment surgery. ...

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Georgia prison officials change transgender inmate policy

Friday, April 10, 2015
Georgia prison officials are changing how they treat inmates with gender identity conditions, just days after the U.S. Justice Department weighed in on a lawsuit filed by a transgender prisoner. ...

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Elton John, Michael Stipe call for protection of transgender inmates

Tuesday, April 7, 2015
Michael Stipe (left) and Elton John
Elton John and Michael Stipe are calling for the equal rights of transgender inmates following claims that a transgender woman was mistreated at a Georgia prison. ...

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Justice Dept.: Prison must treat inmate’s gender identity as any other medical condition

Friday, April 3, 2015
Ashely Diamond
The Justice Department says prison officials must treat an inmate's gender identity condition just as they would treat any other medical or mental health condition. ...

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