BOSTON (AP) — A federal appeals court will hear arguments in April in an appeal of a judge's ruling granting a taxpayer-funded sex change for a Massachusetts transgender inmate.
The state is appealing a ruling by U.S. District Judge Mark Wolf ordering prison officials to provide sex-reassignment surgery for Michelle Kosilek, a convicted murderer serving a life sentence.
On Thursday, the 1st U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Boston scheduled a hearing for April 2.
Kosilek was named Robert when convicted in the 1990 murder of wife Cheryl Kosilek.