The lucky taxpayers of California are in the lucky position of having to pay for the sex change of a prison inmate who’s 51 years old and has a life sentence. That’s in addition to having to pay all the social costs of illegal aliens they let waltz in!
A federal judge on Thursday ordered California’s corrections department to provide a transgender inmate with sex reassignment surgery, the first time such an operation has been ordered in the state.
U.S. District Judge Jon Tigar in San Francisco ruled that denying the surgery to 51-year-old Michelle-Lael Norsworthy violates her constitutional rights. Her birth name is Jeffrey Bryan Norsworthy.
The ruling marks just the second time nationwide that a judge has issued an injunction directing a state prison system to provide the surgery, said Ilona Turner, legal director at the Transgender Law Center in Oakland, which helped represent Norsworthy.
The previous order in a Massachusetts case was overturned last year and is being appealed to the U.S. Supreme Court.
In his ruling in California, Tigar cited testimony that the surgery has actually been performed just once on an inmate, an apparent reference to a person who castrated himself in Texas then was given the surgery out of necessity.
Norsworthy, who was convicted of murder, has lived as a woman since the 1990s and has what Tigar termed severe gender dysphoria – a condition that occurs when people’s gender at birth is contrary to the way they identify themselves.
Now before you start crackin’ joke at California’s expense, please keep in mind that there are actually a lot of decent, conservative, hard-working folks there. There’s just not enough. OK, go at it.