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Transgender inmate wins hearing appeal

Virginia inmate Ophelia De'lonta appears closer to getting a sex change paid for by taxpayers

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RICHMOND, Va. — Another court victory for a transgender inmate.

Virginia inmate Ophelia De'lonta appears closer to getting a sex change — paid for by taxpayers.

The U.S. Court of Appeals ruled Monday that De'lonta is entitled to a hearing, to determine whether the Virginia Department of Corrections violated her constitutional rights by not allowing her to be evaluated for the operation.

In a phone interview Monday, De'lonta said the unanimous appeals court ruling feels like being paroled.

"It's major," said De'lonta. "Finally, I can get what I need. That's just like making parole. Really. It's something that's very much overwhelming."

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