Judge Rules State Must Pay for Killer’s Transgender Treatment

A federal judge has decided that the people of Missouri should be forced to help pay for transgender treatment for a convicted killer who is currently serving a life sentence.

The judge has ruled that the state of Missouri must pay for hormone replacement therapy for Jessica Hicklin, formerly James Hicklin, who is in prison for life after being convicted of killing a man in 1995.

Judge orders Missouri to provide hormone therapy and hair removal to transgender killer who is serving life in prison

A federal judge has ordered that the state of Missouri must provide a transgender killer serving a life sentence with hormone replacement therapy, hair removal treatment, and access to ‘gender-affirming’ canteen items.

Jessica Hicklin, 38, is a preoperative transgender woman who was born James Hicklin and was convicted of fatally shooting a man in 1995 during a drug-related crime in Clinton, Missouri.

Federal Judge┬áNoelle Collins on Friday granted in part a preliminary injunction sought by Lambda Legal on Hicklin’s behalf.

According to the judge’s order, Hicklin was diagnosed with gender dysphoria in 2015.

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