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Waffling Warren Confirms Gender-Reassignment Surgery Is Now A Right

• by Kelli Ballard

The distinction between what is just and what is privileged is blurred, and now more confusing than ever. Prisoners, for example, do have some rights: food, shelter, health care. But, when it comes to medical issues, should the taxpayers be forced to fund transgender reassignment surgery? Apparently, Rep. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) now thinks so.

At a recent LGBTQ town hall meeting, Warren received thundering applause for stating that the gender reassignment surgery should be provided free of charge to transgender prisoners: "gender-affirming surgery," she said was "important and the appropriate medical care."

This is a direct about-face from her 2012 statement: