Editorial: Fruits and nuts in California?

California is paying for a man to have a sex change operation. Shiloh Quine, who was named Rodney Quine when he went to prison in 1980, has convinced state psychologists that he is really a woman trapped in a man’s body.

That, of course, is hogwash. People can dress up like the opposite sex and even have surgery to make body parts appear like the opposite sex but men are men and women are women. That is imbedded in their DNA, which is inalterable.

The worst part of this story is that the state is paying for this elective surgery.

He and his lawyers filed a federal lawsuit and to their credit, prison officials fought it. They could imagine the precedent this would set. Every effeminate male prisoner could ask for state payment for unnecessary surgery and treatment and the same for women who wish to be men. Since when do you commit a crime and then expect taxpayers to pick up the tab for your sexual fantasies?

In California, home of fruits and nuts, the answer is now.

Two medical “experts” testified that surgery was “medically necessary.”Even Gov. Jerry (Moonbeam) Brown doesn’t like this. He pardoned another inmate who had won a similar federal suit to get a sex change before he could have the surgery.  Waiting for Quine to get out of prison is not going to work because he is serving a life sentence for murder.

So, a convicted murderer files a federal lawsuit to get the California Department of Corrections to fully fund a sex change and the judge says yes.

Putting liberal judges in office has consequences.