Ridiculous ➠ DOJ Says “Failure To Provide Adequate Treatment For Transgender Inmates” Is Unconstitutional
This is the world we live in now…
Via CNS News:
The U.S. Justice Department is urging a federal court in Georgia to side with a prison inmate who was born male but wants to continue taking the “feminizing” hormone treatment that produces attributes “such as breasts and soft skin.”
In a Statement of Interest filed in the case of Ashley Diamond, the Justice Department concluded that “Failure to provide adequate treatment for transgender inmates with gender dysphoria constitutes cruel and unusual punishment under the Eighth Amendment.”
The case (Diamond v. Owens, et al.) has landed in U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Georgia.
At issue is whether the Georgia Department of Corrections may employ a so-called “freeze-frame” policy, which says inmates who are not identified as transgender and referred for treatment at the time they enter prison may receive no treatment for the condition once they end up behind bars.
Diamond is currently seeking two preliminary injunctions: one halting enforcement of the freeze-frame policy; and the other directing the prison to begin treatments for Diamond’s gender dysphoria. The Justice Department is urging the court to grant both preliminary injunctions sought by Diamond.