Federal government pushing for Georgia prisoner’s demand for state-funded transition

The federal government filed a statement in a Georgia court Monday informing an Atlanta judge that the Peach State should fund a prisoner’s demand for a gender-transition surgery.

The United States Attorney for the Northern District of Georgia and other Department of Justice administrators wrote on behalf of the civil rights of a biologically male prisoner calling for treatment to alleviate alleged gender dysphoria, according to a report citing the statement of interest.

Individuals suffering from gender dysphoria, including the prisoner, identified as 55-year-old Jane Doe, can be marred with distress stemming from a disconnection between their gender assigned at birth and the gender they identify with, the feds argued.

Thus, the Georgia Department of Corrections prohibition of offering free transition care to transgender prisoners violates the  Eighth Amendment of the
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