A Dallas jury has decided against a dad fighting to save his 7-year-old son from a gender transition his ex-wife is facilitating.
Eleven out of 12 jurors opted to not grant Jeffrey Younger sole conservatorship over his twin boys, according to LifeSiteNews Monday. Thus, Anne Georgulas, the legal mother of the twins is now able to continue “transitioning” one of the boys, James, into “Luna.”
The jury’s decision may mean Younger, despite his objections, will be forced to “affirm” his son as female, and will also be made to take a class on transgenderism, the pro-life outlet reported.
James and his twin brother Jude were made via third party reproduction using an egg donor, reports say.
The court petition was brought about by Georgulas, who asked the court that Younger be forbidden from calling the boy “James,” and that he prohibited from bringing him around people who do not affirm that he is the opposite sex.
Her witnesses during the proceedings were mostly therapists or counselors who asserted that James told them he was a girl who wished to be referred to by a female name, The Texan reported.
Younger’s witnesses were medical experts who described how “social transition” often leads to a medical transition.
Drugs used to halt puberty in children are often administered at Tanner stage II, about the time when the pubertal signals in the brain begin, endocrinologists have noted. One of the hormone blockers, Lupron, is routinely used to treat prostate cancer. The drug has never been approved by the FDA for use in children with gender dysphoria. Puberty blockers are the precursor to cross-sex hormones, which nearly all gender dysphoric youth go on to take.
“Younger could appeal the jury’s decision, but it would be an expensive and time-consuming endeavor that might take a year. By that time, Younger is concerned that James could begin puberty — and begin being treated with puberty blockers,” The Texan reported.
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SOURCE: Christian Post, Brandon Showalter