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A transgender Idaho inmate can begin to get her initial treatment prior to undergoing court-ordered sex reassignment surgery.

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Last Friday, the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals announced their decision in the case of Adree Edmo, a transgender inmate who sued the state of Idaho for sex reassignment surgery. Edmo won. Now, Idaho Gov. Brad Little (R) plans to appeal to the Supreme Court.


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The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled that the state of Idaho must provide sex reassignment surgery to inmate Adree Edmo.

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The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals heard arguments from attorneys representing both the State of Idaho and state inmate Adree Edmo on May 16. The State of Idaho is appealing an earlier lower federal court ruling ordering the state to provide sex reassignment surgery for the transgender inmate. Mountain West News Bureau reporter Amanda Peacher joins Idaho Matters to discuss the latest iteration in this precedent-setting case.


Adree Edmo is a 31-year-old transgender woman serving time in an IDOC men's facility for a 2012 sexual abuse of a child under 16. She has appealed to the state to provide gender confirmation surgery while she is incarcerated. The state challenged the request and in December, a U.S. District Court ruled IDOC must provide the surgery. Last month, that ruling was put on holdIdaho Matters speaks with Edmo's attorney, Deborah Ferguson and Mountain West News Bureau reporter Amanda Peacher about this case.

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 A federal appeals panel has granted the state of Idaho’s request to postpone sex reassignment surgery for a transgender inmate. The inmate’s case now awaits a decision from the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals.