WTF? Transgenders who are non criminals can’t even receive this kind of an operation and California is not only going to allow the sex change and transfer to a woman’s prison but they are going to pay for it with tax payers money?
According to Fox News– California taxpayers will be funding a convicted murder’s sex change operation, according to the prisoner’s attorneys.
Shiloh Heavenly Quine, 57, who is serving a life sentence for murder, will be receiving “sex-reassignment surgery” and will be transferred to a women’s prison, the Los Angeles Times reported.
The state of California will cover much of the funds for Quine’s operation, which will be the first to take place under a new Golden State standard.
The Times reported that Farida Baig, the daughter of victim Shahid Ali Baig, legally petitioned to block the surgery but was unsuccessful:
“My dad begged for his life… I’m helping pay for [Quine’s] surgery… It’s kind of like a slap in the face,” Baig said.
California prison officials agreed in August 2015 to pay for the surgery for Shiloh Heavenly Quine, who was convicted of first-degree murder, kidnapping and robbery for ransom and has no possibility of parole.
Quine’s case led the state to become the first to set standards that will allow other transgender inmates to apply to receive state-funded sex-reassignment surgery. It also prompted a federal magistrate to require California to provide transgender female inmates housed in men’s facilities with more female-oriented items such as nightgowns, scarves and necklaces.
“For too long, institutions have ignored doctors and casually dismissed medically necessary and life-saving care for transgender people just because of who we are,” said Kris Hayashi, executive director of the Transgender Law Center, which represents Quine and other transgender inmates.
Completion of the surgery not only fulfills a landmark legal settlement but marks a victory “for all transgender people who have ever been denied the medical care we need,” Hayashi said.