Judge: Idaho can’t delay transgender inmate’s surgery

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BOISE, Idaho (AP) | A federal judge says Idaho prison officials cannot delay gender confirmation surgery for a transgender inmate while they appeal the court ruling requiring them to provide the surgery.

U.S. District Judge B. Lynn Winmill made the order March 4, saying he believed the Idaho Department of Correction’s appeal in the case was likely to fail and that delaying Adree Edmo’s surgery could cause her great harm. The ruling means the original deadline for providing the surgery — June 13 — remains in place.

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Judge orders Idaho to give transgender inmate gender surgery

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BOISE, Idaho (AP) | A federal judge says Idaho must provide gender confirmation surgery to a transgender inmate who has been living as a woman for years but who has continuously been housed in a men’s prison.

Barring any appeals, under the ruling Adree Edmo will become the first Idaho inmate to receive gender confirmation surgery while in Idaho Department of Correction custody.

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