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The U.S. Supreme Court has declined to hear an appeal from Michelle Kosilek, the convicted murderer who has been seeking a sex-change surgery while held in a men's prison in Norfolk.

A landmark ruling in 2012 by U.S. District Court Judge Mark Wolf originally found in favor of the surgery, citing "cruel and unusual punishment" — but an appeal by former Gov. Deval Patrick to the first circuit court reversed the decision late last year.

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Jennifer Levi, director of the Transgender Rights Project for GLAD. She tweets @JenniferLevi1.

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The Boston Globe: High Court Rejects Inmate's Appeal For Sex-Change Surgery

  • The rejection of Kosilek’s appeals by the nation’s highest court appears to bring an end to Kosilek’s hope of getting the sex-change surgery at taxpayer’s expense, an idea that seemed inevitable after a groundbreaking ruling in 2012 by US District Court Judge Mark L. Wolf.

This segment aired on May 6, 2015.

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