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BREAKING: Idaho must provide gender confirmation surgery to inmate Adree Edmo

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BREAKING: Idaho must provide gender confirmation surgery to inmate Adree Edmo

BREAKING: Idaho must provide gender confirmation surgery to inmate Adree Edmo

A court ruled that the state of Idaho must provide gender confirmation surgery to Adree Edmo, and inmate of Idaho Department of Corrections.

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COURT OF APPEALSHAS RULED THESTATE OF IDAHOMUST PROVIDEGENDERCONFIRMATIONSURGERY TO ADREEEDMO, AN INMATE ATTHE IDAHODEPARTMENT OFCORRECTION.WE HAVE TEAMCOVERAGE TONIGHT.MADELINE WHITEWILL TELL US WHERETHIS FIGHT MAY BEGOING NEXT.BUT FIRST SIX ONYOUR SIDE'S JESSICATAYLOR IS LIVE INBOISE... TO BREAKDOWN THE SPECIFICSOF THIS HISTORICRULING.THE RULING MEANSEDMO WILL BE THEFIRST TRANSGENDERINMATE IN THECOUNTRY TORECEIVE THESURGERYSPECIFICALLYBECAUSE OF ACOURT ORDER, BUTACCORDING TOGOVERNOR LITTLE,THE STATE ISPLANNING TO TAKETHIS CASE TO THESUPREME COURT OFTHE UNITED STATES.THE COURT'SDECISION CENTERSAROUND THE EIGHTAMENDMENT...WHETHER DENYINGTHE GENDERCONFIRMATIONSURGERY IS CRUELAND UNUSUALPUNISHMENT...SOMETHING EDMO'SATTORNEYS SAYWOULD BE, GIVENHER GENDERDYSPHORIA."IT REALLY COMESDOWN TO IS THIS AMEDICALLYNECESSARY CARETREATMENT"SIX ON YOUR SIDEPREVIOUSLY SPOKEWITH ONE OF EDMO'SATTORNEYS ABOUTTHE CASE AND WHATWENT DOWN INCOURT A FEWMONTHS BACK WHENTHE FEDERALAPPEALS COURTRULED IDAHODEPARTMENT OFCORRECTION DOESNOT HAVE TOPROVIDE THESURGERY UNTILSTATED OTHERWISE.WE PROVIDED THECOURT WITH SOMEVERY VERY HIGHQUALITY EXPERTTESTIMONY ABOUTTHE CARETREATMENTNECESSARY FOR HERGENDER DYSPHORIAWHICH IS SEVERE,AND THE MEDICALLYNECESSARYTREATMENT ISGENDERCONFIRMATIONSURGERYA PANEL OF JUDGESFROM THE NINTHCIRCUIT AGREEDWITH THE DECISIONMADE BY A FEDERALJUDGE LASTDECEMBER, THATDENYING THESURGERY IS CRUELAND UNUSUALPUNISHMENT.HOWEVER, ITDOESN'TNECESSARILY ENDHERE.

GOVERNORBRAD LITTLERESPONDED TO THERULING, STATING INPART"THE COURT'SDECISION ISEXTREMELYDISAPPOINTING.

THEHARDWORKINGTAXPAYERS OF IDAHOSHOULD NOT BEFORCED TO PAY FORA CONVICTED SEXOFFENDER'S GENDERREASSIGNMENTSURGERY WHEN IT ISCONTRARY TO THEMEDICAL OPINIONSOF THE TREATINGPHYSICIAN ANDMULTIPLE MENTALHEALTHPROFESSIONALS.

IINTEND TO APPEALTHIS DECISION TOTHE U.S SUPREMECOURT.SIX ON YOUR SIDEREACHED OUT TOBOTH EDMO'S LEGALTEAM AND THEDEPARTMENT OFCORRECTION.

THECORRECTION SAIDTHEY HAVE NOTHINGTO ADD BEYONDWHAT GOVERNORLITTLE SAID IN HISSTATEMENT.EDMO IS CURRENTLYHOUSED IN A MEN'SPRISON SOUTH OFBOISE.

SIX ON YOURSIDE WILL CONTINUETO FOLLOW THISSTORY AND UPDATEYOU WHEN WE HEARBACK FROM EDMO'SLEGAL TEAM.REPORTING OUTSIDETHE CAPITOL,JESSICA TAYLOR SIXON YOUR SIDE.THANKS JESSICA...SIX ON YOUR SIDE'SMADELINE WHITE HASBEEN FOLLOWINGTHIS STORY CLOSELYFOR THE PASTSEVERAL MONTHS....SHE JOINS US LIVE INSTUDIO WITH HOWTHE SUPREMECOURT MAY REACTTO THIS.THE SUPREMECOURT MAY NOT TAKETHE CASE, BUT IFTHEY DO, IT'S WORTHNOTING- THESUPREME COURTHAS HELD THATCONSCIOUSLYIGNORING APRISONER'S SERIOUSMEDICAL NEEDSAMOUNTS TO CRUELAND UNUSUALPUNISHMENT INVIOLATION OF THEEIGHTH AMENDMENT.IN MY PREVIOUSREPORTING, ONEMEDICAL DOCTOR ISPOKE TO- SAYSGENDERCONFORMATIONSURGERY IS AMEDICAL NECESSITY-FOR THOSE WHOFEEL LIKE THEIRBODIES NEED TOMATCH HOW THEYFEEL.BUT SOME SAYINMATES SHOULDN'TBE ABLE TO GET ITCOVERED, WHEN APERSON OUT OFPRISON OFTENCANNOT- SOMESAYING THAT THISFEELS LIKE A SPECIALPRIVILEGE-- FORSOMEONE WHO'SBEEN SENTENCEDFOR A CRIME OF THISMAGNITUDE.WHAT EXACTLY WASEDMO CHARGED FOR-AND WHEN IS SHEOUT?FOR SEXUAL ABUSEOF A CHILD UNDERSIXTEEN IN BANNOCKCOUNTY.

THESENTENCE WILL BESATISFIED ON JULY3RD, 20-21.WHAT IS THE COSTOF THE SURGERY?WE DON'T KNOW INTHIS PARTICULARCASE, BUTACCORDING TOREUTERS NEWSAGENCY, THEPHILADELPHIACENTER FORTRANSGENDERSURGERY LISTSPROCEDURES FORWELL OVER 100THOUSAND DOLLARS.DID THEDEPARTMENT OFCORRECTION SAYWHETHER THEY WILLMOVE HER TO THEWOMEN'S PRISON?I ASKED AN IDOCREPRESENTATIVE-AND HE REMAINEDTIGHT-LIPPED ON THEMATTER- BUT THISPROCESS ISN'T OVERYET, SO WE'LL KEEPYOU UPDATED AS WELEARN MORE.TO SEE OUR




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