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Mass. to appeal decision that convict is entitled to sex change

The Massachusetts Department of Correction said Friday that it would appeal a decision by a federal appeals court that convicted murderer Michelle Kosilek is entitled to sex-change surgery.

The department said it would appeal to the full bench of the US Court of Appeals for the First Circuit. A three-judge panel of the court ruled in Kosilek’s favor earlier this month, upholding a district court’s finding that the surgery is needed to address Kosilek’s gender identity disorder.

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