BOSTON (WWLP) – A court is set to hear arguments on taxpayer-funded sex-reassignment surgery for a state prison inmate.
Michelle Kosilek, born Robert Kosilek, was convicted in the 1990 killing of her spouse Cheryl. A judge ruled in 2012 that the Department of Correction must provide the surgery to treat Kosilek’s gender-identity disorder. The state appealed.
A hearing before the full court is scheduled Thursday. Prison officials say Kosilek has already received adequate treatment, including female hormones and laser hair removal.