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Bradley Manning says he wants to live as a woman

Army Pfc. Bradley Manning is escorted to a security vehicle outside of a courthouse in Fort Meade, Md. (AP)
Army Pfc. Bradley Manning is escorted to a security vehicle outside of a courthouse in Fort Meade, Md. (AP)
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Updated: 8/22/2013 8:12 am
NEW YORK (AP) -- Bradley Manning says he plans to live as a woman and begin hormone therapy, a day after the soldier was sentenced to 35 years in prison for sending classified information to WikiLeaks.

In a written statement provided to NBC's "Today" show on Thursday morning, Manning said he planned to live as a woman named Chelsea.

A military judge announced the sentence in Manning's court-martial on Wednesday. Manning's struggle with gender identity disorder - his sense that he was a woman trapped in a woman's body - was a key part of his defense.

Attorneys had presented evidence of Manning's struggle with gender identity, including a photo of the soldier in a blond wig and lipstick that he sent to a therapist.

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Old Dog - 8/22/2013 10:12 AM
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No need for a sex change,especially if it is on the tax payers dime, as this little punk is going to be treated like a woman while in prison, I hope he has a good time.
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