The following comes from an August 11 Life Site News article by Father Mark Hodges:
Rodney James Quine was convicted of first-degree murder, kidnapping, and robbery. He is serving a life sentence for the murder in the California prison system. He sued the federal government to pay for transgender surgery, and the state of California has agreed to use tax dollars to do so.
After Quine’s surgery, he will be moved to a women’s prison.
This gives California another first: the first state to pay for a prison inmate’s gender “reassignment” operation, which costs up to $25,000.
The use of tax dollars for transgender surgery is not the most significant aspect of the case. In the lawsuit settlement, the state of California conceded that Rodney Quine, who now insists on being called “Shiloh,” suffers severe gender dysphoria that can be treated only by physically conforming his body to his “psychological gender.”
In other words, the government has officially stated that if a man thinks he is a woman, then he is, and only a sex change operation can “cure” those who are gender-confused.
State lawyers had argued that sex “reassignment” surgery is not medically necessary for anyone, but is elective surgery, and as such, tax dollars need not fund it. But in June, the state’s own expert testified that Quine “required” the operation.
Kent Scheidegger of the Sacramento-based Criminal Justice Legal Foundation said that the settlement gives “ammunition to the next guy, to say you did this for him, why not me?” Scheidegger explained that now that the state has agreed to pay for transgender surgery and even called it medically necessary, similar requests will not only increase, but will eventually force a legal fight for the “right” to taxpayer-funded sex reassignment surgery for any criminal.
California has about 400 transgender inmates receiving sex change drugs via the government dole.
Quine’s lawyers said they believe the case will set a precedent for the nation. “This is clearly where the law is going and where the entire health industry is going,” said Ilona Turner, legal director at the Transgender Law Center in Oakland.
Quine’s case was personally helped by a San Francisco federal judge, Jon Tigar, an Obama appointee. Tigar assigned himself to Quine’s lawsuit and appointed a team of San Francisco lawyers and the Transgender Law Center to represent him. Tigar mused how denying a prisoner’s sex change operation may constitute “deliberate indifference” to a serious medical need and, if so, would be unconstitutionally “cruel and unusual punishment.” Mr. Quine has repeatedly attempted suicide.
When Quine is moved to a women’s penitentiary, he will be the second male prisoner among the female inmate population. Richard Masbruch, who brutally raped a woman in Fresno in 1991, was placed in a women’s prison after he castrated himself.
Masbruch’s location is a state secret. The California corrections department has repeatedly moved Masbruch, who insists on calling himself “Sherri,” because of numerous threats and assaults.
State prisons director Kelly Harrington testified in May that it’s not just the sex change surgery that makes such cases expensive. He said many costly arrangements have to be made, including, “arranging for an inmate’s sex reassignment surgery, providing the necessary security during hospitalization, and ensuring that appropriate placement is available for both postoperative recovery and placement.”
Harrington concluded that in his experience, such unnecessary and expensive arrangements “have no precedent in California’s prison system, or in any other U.S. correctional environment that I’m aware of.”
Gay activists applaud California’s settlement to pay for Quine’s sex change. Valerie Jenness, dean of the School of Social Ecology at the University of California Irvine, commented that the Quine case marks a “gigantic” progression in the rights of transgender criminals.
In May 2014, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services added “gender-conforming” procedures to tax-funded Medicare.
Every imaginable filthy perversion is now legal and acceptable.
Only a vibrant Christian faith is forbidden!
Chris Christie vetoes bill expanding transgender birth certificates
Current New Jersey law allows men who have undergone castration surgery and women who have undergone male genital construction surgery to change the gender on their birth certificates. But the freedom to officially finalize transgender fiction is apparently not enough for New Jersey gay activists pushing the “Birth Certificate Modernization Bill.”
The Birth Certificate Modernization Bill would allow men who want to be women and women who want to be men to change their identities on government documents even without reconstruction surgery, as long as such a…
Christie concluded that the bill has “the potential to create legal uncertainties” and that it raised “legitimate and significant concerns” over security.
“Birth certificates unlock access to many of our … critical and protected benefits such as passports, driver’s licenses, and social services, as well as other important security-dependent allowances,” Christie said in a statement.
“Accordingly … efforts to significantly alter State law concerning the issuance of vital records that have the potential to create legal uncertainties should be closely scrutinized and sparingly approved.”
A female child is born with two XX chromosomes. A male child is born with one X and one Y chromosome. No amount of genital surgery, hormone replacement therapy or psychotherapy can change those chromosomes: the person is still a male or a female. The person can fantasize that he or she is a different sex, but that is just fantasy. It should be treated as a mental illness.
Pope Francis: ‘Gender Theory Is An Error of the Human Mind That Leads to So Much Confusion’
While Bruce Jenner’s pretend transformation into a woman is dominating the news this week and being applauded by liberals, it merits noting that Pope Francis has condemned the idea of “gender theory” on several occasions, calling it “an error of the human mind” and a notion that “does not recognize the order of creation.”
In describing modern-day “Herods” that “plot designs of death, that disfigure the face of man and woman,” Pope Francis cited nuclear weapons, “genetic manipulation” and “gender theory, that does not recognize the…
Here’s an interesting quote from the bible:
The coming of the lawless one by the activity of Satan will be with all power and with pretended signs and wonders, and with all wicked deception for those who are to perish, because they refused to love the truth and so be saved. Therefore, God sends upon them a strong delusion, to make them believe what is false, so that all may be condemned who did not believe the truth but had pleasure in unrighteousness. (RSV — 2 Thess 2:9-12)
This is what happens when California VOTERS elect stupid politicians at every level of government.
This is crazy! What about the life of the person he murdered and their family? What about the loss and pain they feel everyday. He should have to live with his dysphoria.
Because I worked for a Beverly Hills plastic surgeon who had performed well over 10,000 gender reassignment surgeries, I have seen countless patients undergo gender reassignments and can testify that they were, in layman’s language, psychologically fragile or borderline insane in my opinion prior to the surgeries, they were, to a person, again in my opinion, profoundly worse after the surgeries failed to change their lives in the manners they had anticipated. Anger, depression, rage, and suicide are common after the series of surgeries is done. As to cost, just the electrolysis alone that most males undergo costs the average male in transition more than $25,000, and they often go away for weeks to an expensive specialist in a small town…
They never do really end up looking like the opposite sex. Bruce Jenner still has the thicker neck of a man when he is shown from the front. A younger man I once knew still had the upper thighs of a male after his “sex change” when he tried to walk around looking sexy in short shorts and high heels, and other men would dump him after they found out the truth. Mutilating oneself solves nothing.
It Wasn’t Bruce Jenner:
First openly transgender official hired at White House
The White House announced Raffi Freedman-Gurspan’s appointment – outreach and recruitment director for presidential personnel in the Office of Personnel.
Transgender advocates say she is the first openly transgender official to serve in the White House – previously was a policy adviser for the National Center for Transgender Equality’s racial…
White House senior adviser Valerie Jarrett says Freedman-Gurspan’s commitment to improving the lives of transgender Americans reflects the values of the Obama administration.