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Manning Wants To Serve Time As A Woman, Get Therapy

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August 23, 2013 AT 6:28 AM
Bradley Manning's latest bombshell that the convicted Army private wants to live the rest of his life as a woman named Chelsea and begin hormone treatment soon has exposed rifts in the way the government and society view transgender men and women. Manning, 25, received a 35-year prison sentence for leaking a trove of classified information to the website WikiLeaks. Manning revealed in a statement to NBC's Today show that he will now be known as Chelsea and live as a woman.