A federal judge in Massachusetts has ordered the state prison
system to pay for a transgender inmate's sex-change operation.
Robert Kosilek, who now calls himself Michelle, has been
receiving hormone treatments while serving a life sentence in an
all-male prison for murdering his wife in 1990. Brian Camenker of
MassResistance tells OneNewsNow this order
comes from a judge who is no stranger to the conservative
"U.S. District Judge Mark Wolf is well known to
pro-family people as the judge that ruled in the David Parker case
that schools have a duty and an obligation to portray same-sex
'marriage' as the same as regular marriages and that parents have
no right to object, even in elementary school," Camenker notes.
Kosilek sued the correctional department 12 years ago. Two years
later, Judge Wolf ruled that the prisoner was entitled to treatment
for gender-identity disorder. Kosilek sued again in 2005, arguing
that the operation was a medical necessity.
"It's just nuts," the MassResistance director decides. "Now, of
course the medical establishment describes this as gender-identity
disorder, but apparently the judge has ignored that and decided to
go with the politically correct Massachusetts approach to this kind
As for whether Kosilek will remain in a male prison or be
transferred to a female unit, Camenker concludes that there is no
answer, because "we don't know where this train is going."