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The A.C.L.U. Defending a Convicted Murderer

The ACLU is standing up for a trans-identified man who was recently executed in Florida because he was never allowed to go forward with a sex change on the state’s dime.

The man, Duane Owen, was convicted of raping and murdering two women in 1984. One was a 14 year-old babysitter who was victimized while the children she was watching we asleep, the other a 38 year-old mother. He went on to attack two other women who survived.

Owen had asked the state for permission to transition in order to be accorded the “essence of human dignity and allowed to become who she was meant to be.” The ACLU says that the state of Florida “never provided medically necessary gender-affirming care to Duane Owen — causing her enormous suffering and violating her right to be free from cruel and unusual punishment for the more than 30 years she was in state custody.”

So this is what the ACLU is up to if you are a donor. Thought you oughta know.

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