A federal appeals court has struck down a vicious Wisconsin law that prohibits taxpayer dollars paying for hormone (or other) therapy for transgender inmates. As opposed to, say, prohibiting taxpayer dollars for cluster bombs or taxpayer dollars for discriminatory faith-based organizations.
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.