The Idaho Department of Correction is appealing the federal court ruling that ordered the state to provide gender reassignment surgery to an inmate.

Gov. Brad Little's office announced plans for the appeal, saying the case will go to the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for further proceedings.

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U.S. District Judge B. Lynn Winmill ruled on Dec.13 that the Department of Correction had six months to provide the surgery for Adree Edmo, an inmate serving three to ten years for sexual abuse of a child.

Edmo was born a male, but now identifies as a woman.