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Appeals court overturns ruling granting sex-change for convicted murderer

Tuesday, December 16, 2014
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Michelle Kosilek has waged a protracted legal battle for the surgery she says is needed to relieve the mental anguish caused by gender-identity disorder. [...]

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Mass. appeals inmate’s taxpayer funded gender reassignment surgery

Friday, January 31, 2014
Michelle Kosilek
BOSTON -- Massachusetts prison officials on Friday said they will appeal a decision that would force them to provide taxpayer-funded sex-reassignment surgery for an inmate serving a life sentence for murder. [...]

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Federal appeals court upholds sex change for Mass. transgender inmate

Friday, January 17, 2014
Michelle Kosilek
BOSTON -- A federal appeals court has upheld a judge's ruling granting a taxpayer-funded sex change operation for a Massachusetts transgender inmate serving a life sentence for murder. [...]

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Appeals court to hear case on gender reassignment surgery for convicted murderer

Saturday, March 2, 2013
Michelle Kosilek
BOSTON — A federal appeals court will hear arguments in April in an appeal of a judge's ruling granting a taxpayer-funded sex change for a Massachusetts transgender inmate. [...]

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Judge suspends ruling on gender reassignment surgery for convicted murderer

Thursday, November 22, 2012
Michelle Kosilek (right), and as Robert Kosilek at the time of arrest in 1990.
BOSTON -- A federal judge, who earlier this year ordered that convicted murderer Michelle Kosilek be allowed taxpayer-funded gender reassignment surgery, ruled Tuesday that he would suspend his order until an appeal of his ruling by the administration of Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick. [...]

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Prisoner awarded gender reassignment surgery, attorneys seek legal expenses

Friday, October 5, 2012
Michelle Kosilek
NORFOLK, Mass. -- Convicted murderer Michelle Kosilek — who was granted taxpayer-funded gender-reassignment surgery ordered by a federal judge — is demanding $698 in reimbursement for legal expenses for arguing her case from behind bars, and her attorneys are seeking legal fees of in excess of $800,000, according to documents [...]

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Federal judge approves gender reassignment surgery for convicted murderer

Tuesday, September 4, 2012
Michelle Kosilek
BOSTON -- A federal judge on Tuesday ordered the Massachusetts Department of Corrections to provide taxpayer-funded gender reassignment surgery to an inmate serving life in prison for murder, "because it is the only way to treat her serious medical need." [...]

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