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Parole granted for Va. transgender inmate seeking sex-change surgery

Thursday, January 16, 2014
Ophelia De’Lonta
RICHMOND, Va. -- A Virginia prison inmate who has asked a federal judge to force the state to pay for a sex-change operation has been granted parole, the chairman of the Virginia Parole Board said Thursday.

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Judge grants transgender inmate’s request for sex change surgery evaluation

Saturday, August 31, 2013
Ophelia De’Lonta
ROANOKE, Va. — A transgender Virginia prison inmate will soon be evaluated by a gender specialist as part of her lifelong quest for sex-change surgery.

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Appeals court rules state of Virginia violated transgender inmate’s rights

Monday, January 28, 2013
Ophelia De’lonta
RICHMOND, Va. -- The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit on Monday ruled in favor of a transgender inmate, saying the state of Virginia violated her constitutional rights by not evaluating her for gender reassignment surgery.

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