In response to:

Manning lawyer gives more details on gender change

aplourde Wrote: Aug 26, 2013 9:57 PM
no
Steve1579 Wrote: Aug 26, 2013 11:17 PM
Take a buccal smear...and it will be a male. Every time. Organs do not make up a person's sex. Genetics, and the presence or absence of Barr bodies in their cells DO. Surgery does not change the XX or XY chromosome pair.

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Army Pvt. Chelsea Manning, who was previously known as Bradley Manning, decided to announce that she wanted to live as a woman the day after sentencing because a military prison said publicly it would not provide hormone treatment, her attorney said Monday.

Attorney David Coombs told The Associated Press that Manning had known for a long time she would make such a statement, but "she wanted, essentially, for the media surrounding the trial to dissipate."

Manning did not want people to think the statement was insincere.

"People might think it was an effort to get further attention," said Coombs, who...