published Tuesday, June 7th, 2011

Va. inmate sues after gruesome tries at sex change

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    In this March 9, 2011 photo Ophelia De'lonta speaks during an interview at the Buckingham Correctional Center in Dillwyn, Va. De'lonta has filed a lawsuit against Virginia Prison officials seeking a sex change operation. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)

DILLWYN, Va. — A transgender Virginia inmate is suing the state to get a sex change operation, saying she will continue to try to castrate herself unless she gets the surgery.

Ophelia De'lonta filed a federal lawsuit Friday claiming the state has failed to provide adequate medical care because it won't give her the operation. She says the surgery is needed to treat her gender identity disorder, a mental illness in which people believe they were born the wrong gender.

If she wins, De'lonta would be the nation's first inmate to receive a state-funded sex change operation. Similar lawsuits have failed in a handful of other states, and some lawmakers are trying to ban the use of taxpayer money for the operations.

De'lonta is serving more than 70 years for robbery, weapons and other charges.

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jrandallsexton said...

Give her a scalpel and tell her to have at it. I don't think my tax dollars should go towards a gender reassignment surgery.

June 7, 2011 at 8:59 a.m.
Czech123 said...

Oh pahleeeeeeze!!!! Really?? The taxpayers should pay for a sex-change operation??? This is a ridiculous lawsuit. I hope it gets thrown out!! Go ahead and chop off your whacker. Another prinsoner who thinks they're entitled to something....surprise, surprise.

June 7, 2011 at 9 a.m.
bigbearzzz said...

This stems from the fact that they are already babied and given too much as it is. The feeling of entitlement should get thrown right out the window as soon as they arrive in prison. They are not entitled to anything. They forfeited that right once they committed their crime and they should be reminded of that daily....however...with our politically correct society that we live in, that will never happen and we will continue to see moronic spending of our tax dollars and idiotic and selfish ventures as this. Give him a butter knife, I wouldn't even offer the scalpel.

June 7, 2011 at 9:16 a.m.
dao1980 said...

This is extremely sad and disgusting.

The fact that our judicial system is allowing this crazed idiot time out his.. er.. its cell to plead this case is only slightly less disgusting.

June 7, 2011 at 10:06 a.m.
Veritas said...

It's seems to me that Ophelia De'lonta, or what ever his real name is, hasn't thought this whole thing out. If he desires to be a woman and has the required sugery then he will be housed with female prisoners. That would defeat the purpose unless the surgery also changes his sexual orientation,therefore the question is, does the surgery also make him a lesbian? The whole thing is utterly preposterous and disgusting. And the media is stupid enough to play his sick little game by refering to him as "her". However, I'm willing to meet them half way and refer to him as "IT".

June 7, 2011 at 11:27 a.m.
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