At this point, any sliver of good news we can find in this story is worth hanging on to.
The story about the custody battle between an estranged husband and wife over their twin sons — one of whom has been living as though he were a girl — took an unexpected turn earlier this week when they decided to award custody to the mother who is very gung-ho about the little boy living as a little girl.
If you missed the story, the details are recounted here: Father LOSES Court Battle Over Custody Of 7 Yr Old Transgender Child — Son Will Be ‘Socially Transitioned’ To Live As A Girl
James will be staying with his mother, but not all hope is lost for his dad.
Dad has been desperately fighting to prevent any aggressive puberty blockers from being introduced to a child who cannot possibly understand the ramifications of being sterile and sexually underdeveloped.
What dad has been REALLLY fighting for, all this time, is nothing more than an agreement to ‘pump the breaks’ and let the kid figure out in his own good time what he wants out of life — when he’s old enough to finally figure out what that really means.
And that’s close to what he got.
A judge in the 255th District Family Court of Texas has ruled that a father should have a say in his son’s medical treatments in the case of James Younger, a seven-year-old boy whose mother believes he is a transgender female named “Luna.”
The custody battle over the 7-year-old twin boys drew national attention after a staunch disagreement between Jeffrey Younger, who believes his son is a happy boy, and his ex-wife, pediatrician Dr. Anne Georgulas, who believes James is a girl who should be infused with puberty-blocking drugs in the next few years. Video shows a three-year-old James explaining to his father that his mother had informed him that he was a little girl and not a little boy.
…A recommendation from Dallas Rainbow Therapy, which was given as testimony in Georgulas’ defense, states that James is a female and should receive chemically altering medication that will eventually sterilize him and pave the way for genital removal, a procedure he could receive as young as 15-years-old. The verdict on Thursday will make it significantly more difficult for Georgulas to proceed with puberty blockers in the time frame she has laid out, as long as her ex-husband protests.
Still another plot twist might be yet forthcoming:
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. #JamesYounger
— Greg Abbott (@GregAbbott_TX) October 23, 2019