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Texas Jury Rules Against Dad Trying To Stop Seven-Year-Old Son’s Gender Transition

by : Cameron Frew on : 24 Oct 2019 14:32
Texas Jury Rules Against Dad Trying To Stop Seven-Year-Old Son's Gender TransitionTexas Jury Rules Against Dad Trying To Stop Seven-Year-Old Son's Gender TransitionSaveJames/Facebook

A Texas jury has ruled against a father looking to stop his seven-year-old son from transitioning his gender. 

Jeffrey Younger had petitioned for sole custody of his twin sons, Jude and James, after their mother, Anne Georgulas, began pushing for James to begin hormone replacement therapy.

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Georgulas, a pediatrician, holds that James is transgender and likes to wear dresses, as well as preferring the name Luna, according to the Washington Examiner. She strongly supports chemically castrating James and moving forward with hormone replacement therapy.

Check out an interview with Younger below: 

The mum will maintain sole custody of the two children and has now received a letter of recommendation for James to undergo a psychological assessment prior to transitioning.

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Rebekka Ouer from Dallas Rainbow Therapy wrote in a letter:

This is a letter of recommendation that my client, James Younger, aka Luna, begin the process of becoming a patient of the GENECIS clinic so that she can receive a full psychological assessment for gender dysphoria and potentially take hormone blockers.

The parents’ battle hit the courts after Georgulas filed to restrict her ex-husband’s contact with the boys, requesting he refers to James as Luna, as well as keeping them away from those who refused to do the same.

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During last week’s testimony, expert witnesses expressed doubts over James’s certainty he was a girl.

Dr Benjamin Albritton said:

Expert witnesses expressed doubt that James was fully convinced that he was inherently female in testimony last week. There is still some fluidity in his thinking. Neither child appears to be depressed, anxious or aggressive… He [James] gave no indications of other significant psychological difficulties.

Younger’s son reportedly only dresses like and assumes the identity of Luna when he’s with his mum. However, when James is in his dad’s company, he allegedly insists on boy’s clothing and rejects the name Luna.

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During an episode of The Luke Macias Show podcast in January, Younger said: 

Imagine how you would feel seeing what I believe is actual sexual abuse – I believe this is not just emotional abuse but is the very, most fundamental form of sexual abuse, tampering with the sexual identity of a vulnerable boy.

[James] wears a dress at her (his ex-wife’s) home; he has a new made-up name, Luna – it appears in the court filings. He goes to school; the teachers call him Luna. He uses the girl’s bathroom at school. All of his authority figures – his mother, his teacher, the librarian at school, the police officer at school, the principal at school – tell him he’s a girl.

I’m the only authority figure in his life that tells him the truth; that he’s actually a boy.

Younger added he believes Georgulas only shows her son love when ‘he was acting like a girl’.

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Texas Governor Greg Abbott tweeted about the case on Wednesday night (October 23), writing:

FYI the matter of 7 year old James Younger is being looked into by the Texas Attorney General’s Office and the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services.

If you’ve been affected by any of these issues, and want to speak to someone in confidence contact Mindline Trans+ on 0300 330 5468. The line is open Mondays and Fridays, 8 pm to midnight and is run by trans volunteers.

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Cameron Frew

After graduating from Glasgow Caledonian University with an NCTJ and BJTC-accredited Multimedia Journalism degree, Cameron ventured into the world of print journalism at The National, while also working as a freelance film journalist on the side, becoming an accredited Rotten Tomatoes critic in the process. He's now left his Scottish homelands and taken up residence at UNILAD as a journalist.

Topics: News, children, LGBTQ+, Texas, trans

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  1. Washington Examiner

    Texas father blocked from stopping gender transition of son James, 7, to girl called Luna

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  3. RT

    ‘Nothing’s going to stop me defending my son,’ says father of boy who’s set to undergo sex change

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