MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A federal appeals court has upheld a ruling striking down a Wisconsin law banning taxpayer-funded hormone therapy for transgender inmates.

The 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals decision Friday comes in a case brought by a group of male inmates who identify as female challenging a 2006 state law.

They say they need the hormones to treat their gender identity disorder, and not having them would lead to severe health problems.

A federal judge struck down the law last year and the state appealed. On Friday a three-judge panel on the federal appeals court upheld the ruling.

Attorneys for the inmates praised the ruling. Attorneys for the state had no immediate comment.

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Comments (6)
  1. Yet another waste!!! says:

    ANother waste of spending at it’s best. Like that is a necessicity to become a woman instead of a man. This is a disgrace to the taxpayer. They must think since they are already Bubba’s GF they might as well go all out.

  2. Mark says:

    I hope the guys in general population treat their “gender identity disorder”.

  3. perfect world says:

    Prisoners shouldn’t get a damn thing. Why can’t I run this country? It would be so much better. 🙂

    Rapists would lose things…….
    murders wiped away…

    It would change real fast. 🙂

  4. Iconoclast says:

    When I was in College in San Francisco,my partner was transgender..4 years in that relationship opened my eyes & taught me alot regarding the complexities of this issue..If you can’t understand what these people are struggling with,kep your comments to yourself!

    1. stinky burbs says:

      How’s that gag reflex working for you?

    2. Jack Mehoff says:

      FY, you a-hole! You need a sever beat down, ya freak. And no, we shouldn’t have to pay a d@mn cent for any freak of society who’s jailed for a crime. You all are completely pathetic excuses for humans.

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