23 Aug '13, 10pm

Manning's gender transition sets up legal showdown

Manning's gender transition sets up legal showdown

Bradley Manning is the first transgender military inmate to ask for hormone treatments, officials say, a request that could lead to a legal showdown over how — and if — the soldier convicted in the WikiLeaks case will be allowed to live as a female behind bars. Current Pentagon policy dictates that transgender soldiers are not allowed to serve, and Manning won't be discharged until being released from prison and all appeals are exhausted. Furthermore, the military does not allow soldiers to undergo hormone treatments while in the all-male prison at Fort Leavenworth, Kan. — though this is the first time officials have heard of a request for such treatment, said Maria Tolleson, a spokeswoman with the Army Medical Command in Arlington, Va. "We're just now dealing with the issue," she said, adding it would be premature to say there has been any movement toward offering the car...

Full article: http://www.militarytimes.com/article/20130823/NEWS06/3082...

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