Gender Identity Disorder in Florida is a real, serious and often untreated disease. A recent federal case ruling validates the existence of Gender Identity Disorder (GID) which may affect many Florida Gay, Lesbian and Trans-gender persons.
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 1st Circuit has upheld an order requiring the Massachusetts Department of Corrections to give hormone therapy to an inmate diagnosed with gender identity disorder. The court ruled that prison officials acted with deliberate indifference to the inmate’s medical needs, in violation of the Eighth The lawyer representing the inmate reported the importance of the 1st Circuit in recognizing that if left untreated, gender identity disorder could be extremely important. See Inmate with Gender Identity Disorder.
If you are a gay, lesbian, or transgender individual who would like to learn about how the law either protects or does not protect certain rights, consult with a Florida Attorney about the legal documents that you can have prepared to protect yourself.