Judge Orders State to Fund Gender Reassignment Surgery for Inmate Convicted of Sexual Abuse

Mason Dean Edmo (YouTube/6 On Your Side)

A federal court has ruled the state of Idaho must pay for the gender reassignment surgery of an inmate convicted of sexually abusing a minor.

Mason Dean Edmo—who is transitioning to a female and now goes by the name "Adree"—will soon undergo surgery to transition after the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled the state must fund the inmate's surgery, according to Boise State Public Radio.

The three-judge panel agreed with a December ruling from Federal District Judge B. Lynn Winmill, describing his decision as "logical and well-supported," arguing "responsible prison officials were deliberately indifferent to Edmo's gender dysphoria, in violation of the Eighth Amendment."

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