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Inmate’s sex-change postponed for appeal to be heard

The federal judge who ordered a sex-change operation for a state prison inmate, ruling that the operation is the only appropriate remedy for a grave mental illness, agreed Tuesday to postpone enforcement of the ­decision until a higher court can hear an appeal.

US District Court Chief Judge Mark L. Wolf said in a hearing Tuesday that while he stands by his ruling and does not believe there are grounds for it to be overturned, it would be in the public’s best interest to postpone the irreversible surgery until the issue is ­decided by the US Court of Appeals.

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