Federal District Judge B. The victim woke up and pushed Edmo off. A federal judge is pushing pause on the case of a transgender inmate in Idaho suing for sex reassignment surgery as a deadline looms for the state to appeal to the U. The Supreme Court has ruled that's a violation of the 8th Amendment that protects against cruel and unusual punishment.
Edmo has twice attempted self-castration while in prison to try to alleviate her symptoms of gender dysphoria and more closely conform her physical body to her gender identity. She's held in an all-male prison in Idaho, on charges of sexually abusing a year-old when she was
The State of Idaho has officially filed its appeal to the U. If Edmo wins in the 9th Circuit, not only would she become the first transgender inmate in the nation to get gender confirmation surgery through a court order. Adree Edmo will become the first trans inmate in the nation to receive gender confirmation surgery through a court order.
Hormone therapy allows transgender women to grow breasts and curves and allows transgender men to grow facial hair. But aside from proving that Edmo's surgery is medically necessary, the plaintiff must also demonstrate that prison officials were being "deliberately indifferent" to her medical needs.
Connolly says he now supports Edmo and is celebrating that she will get her surgery.