Sorry Dad, the courts now have more ‘parental’ rights over your kid than you do.
The courts have ruled that daddy’s girl is now a boy. And will be getting the hormones to make that decision permanent.
And how old is the kid? Fourteen.
Last Wednesday, the Supreme Court of British Columbia (B.C.) ruled that a 14-year-old girl may undergo transgender hormone “treatments” to support her transgender identity as a boy — without her father’s consent. The court went so far as to threaten to penalize the father’s speech. If he calls his daughter a girl, that would constitute “family violence,” which would be punishable by law.
The B.C. Supreme Court ruled that the girl (referred to as A.B.) “is exclusively entitled to consent to medical treatment for gender dysphoria and to take any necessary legal proceedings in relation to such medical treatment,” and that “attempting to persuade A.B. to abandon treatment for gender dysphoria; addressing A.B. by his birth name; referring to A.B. as a girl or with female pronouns whether to him directly or to third parties; shall be considered to be family violence under s. 38 of the Family Law Act.”
Family Violence, as in ‘abuse’.
How ironic. Some would say the same thing about giving minor children puberty-blocking hormones.
After all, if she’s one of the people who come to regret this decision if the hormones render her sterile, there is no undoing that decision.
And there are plenty of good reasons to be suspicious of claims that gender dysphoria is a true expression of oneself. We know very little about outside influences and pressures at play. How would the courts, for instance, explain this phenomenon?
Seems a tad statistically improbable, doesn’t it? What ELSE have we been lied to about in the name of political correctness?
Back to the story at hand.
At fourteen, a kid is too young to get a tattoo, buy smokes, sign a legally binding contract, or submit to voluntary surgery — except for medical treatment. Is a fourteen-year-old truly expected to fully comprehend the risks and outcomes of such life-altering treatment? Or are they so committed to ‘the cause’ that such trifling details don’t matter?
Adding insult to injury is the ‘violence’ part of the ruling.
If Dad refers to is baby-girl as his daughter to ANYONE (including third-party conversations with the child not present) it will be construed by the government as ‘abuse’.
And Canada’s version of CPS will get involved.
Not only do Canadians not have FREE speech, but the Government also reserves the right to COMPELL speech.
For those keeping score at home, that’s PRECISELY the defiant stand that made Jordan Peterson famous so quickly. He is also Canadian. He doesn’t object to an individual requesting to be called this or that preferred form of address, but the thought that the government can compel speech means that ultimately they can compel thought, as well.
That was one totalitarian step too far.
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