A federal appeals court recently heard arguments in a lawsuit in which a Minnesota mother sued a school district and others over giving her underage son a sex change operation without her consent.
Anmarie Calgaro filed a lawsuit against St. Louis County, Fairview Health Services, Park Nicollet Health Services and the St. Louis County School District in 2016 for treating her son as an emancipated minor and providing gender transition treatments without notice.
Calgaro was represented by the Thomas More Society, who presented arguments before a three-judge panel of the United States Court of Appeals for the Eight Circuit last month.
In a statement emailed to supporters on Wednesday, Society Special Counsel Erick Kaardal called Calgaro’s experiences “a parent’s worst nightmare.”
“There’s a real disconnect in the District Court decision where the mother’s parental rights are admitted but not honored,” said Kaardal.
“At the same time, the District Court claims those agencies which are clearly violating Calgaro’s acknowledged rights are doing nothing wrong.”
Kaardal went on to state that the “Court of Appeals needs to untangle this legally incompatible scenario by stating how the law of parental rights and emancipation work administratively by addressing emancipation law and procedures in a way that protects parental rights.”
“Most importantly, the Court must ensure that any state law violating those parental rights is struck down as unconstitutional,” added Kaardal.
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Source: Christian Post