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Manning's Gender Transition Sets Up Legal Showdown

 

WASHINGTON (AP) _ Officials say Bradley Manning is likely the first transgender military inmate to ask for hormone treatments. And the request could lead to a legal showdown over how and if the Oklahoma soldier convicted in the WikiLeaks case will be allowed to live as a female behind bars.

The Army Medical Command said Friday it's dealing with the issue. But a spokeswoman says it would be premature to say there is any movement to offer hormone therapy to all inmates.

Manning is serving a 35-year sentence at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas for giving classified information to WikiLeaks. It's a men's prison that doesn't offer hormone therapy.

Federal prisons implemented a policy last year allowing institutions to provide hormone therapy for inmates diagnosed with gender dysphoria. But the Army medical policy doesn't cover that kind of care.

 

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