By: Ted Patterson
A Texan jury ruled against a father trying to obtain custody of his seven-year-old sons, one of whom is on the verge of transitioning gender.
“Jeffrey Younger’s petition for sole custody of sons Jude and James — which came as the boys’ mom is pushing for James to begin hormone replacement therapy,” was denied by a jury in Texas, The New York Post reports.
Younger is opposed to boys’ mother’s (pediatrician Anne Georgulas) claim that James likes to dress is girls’ clothes and refer to himself as “Luna.” The Washington Examiner reports that Younger had witnesses testify that James’ identity is still fluid at this age.
Why It Matters:
As the Post reports, “At stake, potentially, is not just James’ identity in the here and now, but his health down the line. Hormone therapy can cause infertility, as well as carrying potential health risks ranging from hair loss to blood clots, according to medical professionals.”
"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."
Ted Patterson is editor of Republic Press.