A jury in Dallas, Texas jjust ruled against Jeffrey Younger, who is trying to stop his son’s’ mother, Dr. Anne Georgulas, from “transitioning” him—his current name is James–into “Luna,” a female. Dr. Geogulas now can start the boy on puberty blockers and eventually cross-sex hormones.
Eleven of the twelve jurors rejected James’ fathers petition to be granted sole conservatorship over his two sons. In this bitter custody fight, he argued that his ex-wife is “transitioning” James against the boy’s will.
I neglected to mention that James is seven years old. He cannot meaningfully consent to being chemically and eventually surgically transformed into a female at that age. It is astounding that this is legal in Texas or anywhere else. It is child abuse. It is an abuse of parental power. It is abuse that political agendas and cheerleading from the popular culture is inflicting on innocent children without adequate research or cause.
Dr. Geogulas also demanded that James’s father be forbidden from calling his son James, and that he be prohibited from bringing James around people who do not “affirm” James as a girl. Those requests alone should have been sufficient to signal that the mother is a politically-addled fanatic, and one who doesn’t grasp basic constitutional principles. Just try to punish an American for not calling someone—son, daughter or anyone else—an approved name.
At issue in the trial was a doctor’s controversial diagnosis that James suffered from gender dysphoria, thus requiring that he begin preparing for puberty blockers. Yet some studies indicate that when dysphoria occurs in the pre-puberty child, the problem will resolve itself in 80-95% of patients after they naturally pass through puberty. It shouldn’t matter if the percentage is only 50%, or 10%., or 2%. No child should have his or her life changed forever by sex-change treatment dictated by a parent without informed consent.
During the trial, expert witnesses testified that a child such a James was unable to fully comprehend the consequences of sex-change therapy. An expert was needed for this? Who would argue otherwise? A seven-year-old can’t consent to having sex, but he can consent to having his sex eradicated? Why would any jury accept such a self-evidently absurd argument?
It’s difficult to established all the facts in this case, though for me, James’s age should be enough to settle any ethical questions.. One source claims that James’ mother decided that he was really female because he liked “Frozen.” Gee, I liked “Frozen.” There has to be more to the controversy than this.
Jeffrey Younger writes on his website “Save James,” that
When James is with me, he shows no signs of wanting to be a girl when given the choice. Even when in female company, away from me, James rejects a female gender expression. This suggests that the diagnosis of Gender Dysphoria should be reviewed by an independent psychologist. James has never had an independent second opinion.
Really? And a jury still handed over control of the boy’s body to his testicle-hating mother? I don’t get it..
Last week, protesters called on Texas to pass legislation making it illegal for anyone under 18 years of age to begin a medical transition. That seems like a reasonable restriction, but no U.S. laws currently restrict the use of puberty blockers or cross-sex hormones or dictate minimum age for such treatment.
This is yet another story that the mainstream news media isn’t reporting. It is also one more issue that I would love to have Democratic Presidential candidates asked about during a debate. I’m sure the public would find the answers enlightening.