This came to light after Bradley Manning was sentenced to 39 years in prison:
“As I transition into this next phase of my life, I want everyone to know the real me,” the statement said. “I am Chelsea Manning. I am a female. Given the way that I feel, and have felt since childhood, I want to begin hormone therapy as soon as possible. I hope that you will support me in this transition.”
Is this a ploy to receive preferential treatment at Leavenworth?
Manning has appealed to the president for a pardon. Will Obama’s sympathy and support for gay’s lead to a quick pardon for Manning?