Rhiannon O’Donnabhain (oh-DON’-oh-vin), who was born a man, sued the Internal Revenue Service after the agency rejected a $5,000 deduction for approximately $25,000 in medical expenses associated with the sex-change surgery.
The IRS said the surgery was cosmetic and not medically necessary.
In its decision Tuesday, the tax court said the IRS position was “at best a superficial characterization of the circumstances” that is “thoroughly rebutted by the medical evidence.”
The legal group Gay %26amp; Lesbian Advocates %26amp; Defenders, which represented O’Donnabhain, said the ruling could potentially affect thousands of people a year in the U.S. who undergo similar operations.';
Mentally ill people have been known to think they are a lot of crazy things. Birds, Dogs, Cats, etc. How crazy is it to encourage them to mutilate their bodies this way.
Little girls are put through pure torture with their genitalia being mutilated in many Islamic cultures. What next, are we going to allow that in the U.S. (and give tax breaks for it?'; Heaven help us!Should people get tax breaks for ';sex change';?
NO WAY It is not MEDICALLY necessary. THen ALL people who change thier body because of body issues should get a tax ride off too. This is ridiculous. Where do gay and transgendered people think they are above others with problems or somehow they are on a different plane of existence. I am horrified how many people rights are being offended by this. SO if a person needs to have surgery in order to have good body image and feel ';whole'; or ';correct'; they can not have the same deduction?
YOu will see. The gay and transgendered movement will continue to squash our rights by making themselves ';special'; in the laws eyes.Should people get tax breaks for ';sex change';?
I'd love to see GLAD explain where they got their ';thousands of people a year in the US who undergo similiar operations'; stat. Does anyone really believe that? Fuzzy math at best.
why not? we just wiped out thousands of innocent kids over in irock, remember bypal india ? we wiped out thousands of families over there,, so why cant we help our own people?
No, I don′t think they should.