Mass. to Appeal Convict Sex Change Ruling

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Massachusetts officials will appeal a judge's decision to grant a convicted murderer's request for sex change surgery at taxpayer expense.

U.S. District Judge Mark Wolf ruled this month that the surgery was the only way to treat Michelle Kosilek's gender-identity disorder.

Wolf's decision led to outrage among legislators, who say Kosilek is not entitled to that taxpayer-funded surgery.

Republican state Senate Minority Leader Bruce Tarr had urged the state to appeal.

"Requiring the state to fund a medical procedure for a first-degree murderer that many private citizens cannot afford and that those receiving medical coverage from the state do not have the option to receive undermines the public's confidence in government and our institutions of corrections and justice," he said.

A Massachusetts Department of Correction spokeswoman says the medical care Kosilek is currently receiving is adequate.

Prison officials say allowing the surgery would make Kosilek a target for sexual assaults by other inmates.

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