University of Michigan Law School
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Title "Norsworthy v. Beard"
Date Apr 2, 2015
Author Transgender Law Center
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Abstract Transgender Law Center is representing Michelle Norsworthy, a transgender woman held in a California men’s prison. Michelle was denied gender-affirming surgery, even though her treating psychologist had repeatedly concluded that it was medically necessary to treat her gender dysphoria. She was also denied a legal name change because the name she would like to use is a traditionally feminine name. We are arguing that the prison system’s discriminatory actions violate fundamental constitutional guarantees, including the Eighth Amendment prohibition of cruel and unusual punishment and the Equal Protection Clause.
Source Transgender Law Center

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case Norsworthy v. Beard (PC-CA-0068)

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