USA Today obtained a memo detailing the decision, a first for the Army.
“Such clear disregard of well-established medical protocols constitutes cruel and unusual punishment,” Manning’s attorneys say in statement.
“Ultimately, I just want to be able to live my life as the person that I am,” Manning says in a letter released to NBC News.
Failure to provide the transgender inmate with medical treatment “violates her well-established constitutional right to be free from cruel and unusual punishment.”
The Associated Press reported on Thursday that “rudimentary” gender treatment for Manning had been approved. As of earlier this week, Manning was not receiving hormone treatment or gender accommodations.
Officials are working on a plan to move the national security leaker from a military prison to a civilian prison to accommodate her request for hormone therapy.
The failure to effectively and respectfully cover stories about transgender people has consequences. “A state of emergency.”
“It’s not terribly clear to me that my actions were explicitly done for ‘peace,’” she wrote in a statement after discovering a peace award was accepted on her behalf.
“I’m hoping that Chelsea will see it, or know word of it, and that will just be some light and some comfort in her darkness, you know?”
“Trans people, trans organizations, the trans movement did not choose this battle,” Dean Spade says. The law professor says rich donors chose the issue, and maintains the focus will hurt other trans rights issues.
The actor, who plays WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange in The Fifth Estate, spoke to BuzzFeed about the controversial case.
Army Private Chelsea Manning has filed a formal application requesting a presidential pardon.
“Bradley Manning wants to spend the rest of his life as a lady,” said Fox News correspondent Gretchen Carlson, before Aerosmith’s 1987 hit “Dude (Looks Like A Lady)” played over a photograph of Chelsea Manning.
White House press secretary Jay Carney said he wouldn’t speculate, responding to the question from The Washington Blade’s Chris Johnson.
“Chelsea Manning is a United States Army soldier…”
The Army private sentenced to 35 years in prison spoke through an attorney on Thursday’s Today show. “I am Chelsea Manning,” she said.
After Chelsea Manning was sentenced to 35 years in prison this morning, her defense attorney read her statements. This letter will be sent to the president.
UPDATED: After being sentenced to 35 years in prison, the 26-year-old army private formerly known as Bradley Manning told the world that she will live the rest of her life as Chelsea Manning — here’s a look at the person behind the biggest leak in U.S. history, using Manning’s chat logs, court martial testimony, and statements.