Texas Court Rules Against Dad Trying To Prevent Ex-Wife From Medically Transitioning 10-Yr Old Son

Written by K. Walker on January 2, 2023

If this can happen in Texas, it can happen anywhere.

Earlier this year, Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton said that so-called “gender-affirming” medical treatment of minors — puberty blockers, cross-sex hormones, and surgeries — are considered child abuse under Section 261.001 of the Texas Family Code.

But that didn’t stop the Texas Supreme Court from ruling against Jeffrey Younger who has been battling his ex-wife pediatrician Anne Georgulas in court to prevent the transition of his now 10-year-old son, James.

The fight has been going on for years, but with a new law adopted in California and his ex-wife moving James and his twin brother to the Golden State, this Texas Supreme Court decision is quite a blow to Younger’s attempt to protect his young son.

Jeffrey Younger has lost his court case to prevent his ex-wife from taking their son to California, where he could be medically transitioned. Younger has been trying to stop this from happening for years, and said that he has now reached the end of the line.
He wanted the courts to stop his ex-wife from taking the children to California and to protect his boys from medical mutilation at the hands of their mother, who is a pediatrician. The courts prevented him from forcing the mother to bring the boys back from California. Younger has accused her of using the children to help advertise her “inclusive,” “gender affirming” practice.
Source: The Post Millennial

In 2019, a Texas court ruled that Younger and Georgulas would have to both agree to proceed with any further transition of James including puberty blockers, cross-sex hormones, or surgery.

But with this decision, Younger’s concern per his petition is that in California, his son “would be subjected to transgender procedures deemed to be child abuse by official opinion of the Texas Attorney General.”

This year, California passed a law that allows parents like Georgulas to medically transition minor children without the consent of the other parent or guardian — even if orders or laws in another state prohibit it.

California’s Senate Bill 107 will “prohibit the enforcement of an order based on another state’s law authorizing a child to be removed from their parent or guardian based on that parent or guardian allowing their child to receive gender-affirming health care or gender-affirming mental health care.”

Governor Gavin Newsom signed SB 107 into law earlier this year and it went into effect on January 1, 2023.

An analysis of the bill by Alliance Defending Freedom states that the law raises some significant concerns regarding custody law.

“SB 107 violates parental rights protected by the U.S. Constitution by giving California courts the ability to strip parents who reside in another state of their parental rights if their child travels to California to obtain gender transition procedures — including harmful puberty blockers, cross-sex hormones, and irreversible surgeries,” states the document. “It also denies parents the right to have access to their child’s medical information.”

The ADF analysis also notes that the bill “would override the jurisdiction of courts in a family’s home state that are usually the proper forum for custody determinations. SB 107 could also conflict with various federal laws, including those governing which state courts have jurisdiction to determine child custody and federal laws governing extradition requirements between the states.”

State Republican Executive Committee delegate Christin Bentley tweeted about the decision.

The State of Texas filed an amicus brief on December 22, 2022, which said, “a trial court has allowed relator’s former partner to move to California with their children over relator’s objection. There, she intends to provide the child with potentially irreversible medical interventions that may constitute child abuse under Texas law, Atty Gen. Op. KP-0401—particularly given that a court has previously found that ‘Mom may have over corrected’ for any symptoms of gender confusion exhibited by their child, Pet. 8 (excerpting order). The trial court clearly abused its discretion in permitting relator’s former partner to remove the children from the State given the ongoing litigation regarding their well-being. And that error may be irremediable on appeal because California has enacted a law that makes it difficult (if not impossible) for Relator to regain custody of his vulnerable child.”

For years, Younger has been vocal about the ongoing fight with his ex-wife, Anne Georgulas, a pediatrician, over the transgender identity of his son James who now goes by the name Luna.

Over the years, it’s been ups and downs with wins and losses for Jeff Younger.

He was also given a gag order to cease discussing the situation regarding his son with the media.

Younger claims that Georgulas has been pushing the idea of gender transition on James since he was around 2 years old simply because he liked a purse with a unicorn on it. Younger says that from a very young age, Georgulas told James that “monsters only eat boys”, provided dresses for him to wear, and paints his nails. She doesn’t do this with James’s twin brother, Jude. Jeff also says that James doesn’t identify as a girl when left to his own devices and chooses to wear clothing for boys even though he’s given both options.

In a video that was posted on Jeff Younger’s now-defunct website, Jeff asked James who was 3 years old at the time, “You’re a boy, right?”

“No,” replied James. “I’m a girl.”

“Who told you you’re a girl?” asked Jeff.

“Mommy,” responded James.

“So, Mommy told you you’re a girl?” Younger asked.

“Uh huh,” James said.

In the video, James said his mother puts dresses on him, paints his nails, and puts hair clips in his hair.

“She tells me I’m a girl,” said James.

“Do you think you’re a girl?” asks Jeffrey.

“Uh huh,” replied the boy.

The Post Millennial reports that other adults that know James say that he is a happy little boy and don’t see the gender dysphoria that three clinicians have diagnosed him with.

Witnesses who knew the boys and could attest that James did not identify as a girl when left to his own devices, were prevented from testifying in the case. One mother of the boys’ friends said, in testimony she wasn’t allowed to give in 2019, that:
“Over the past year, I have observed that James is blissfully happy as a boy. He loves to march around outside and yell, ‘we are the only boy scout troop’ or ‘I’m the Leader of the wolf pack!’ He is always the ring leader, even though he isn’t the oldest of the group. He loves dressing as a super hero and sword fighting. One day we all walked to a playground near my house and on the way home James slipped in some mud and got his clothes dirty. He asked if he could borrow some of my kids clothes and I could wash his.
“Of course I said, ‘no problem’ and grabbed him a pair of shorts from the chest of drawers and tossed them to him. I said, ‘hang on while I grab a shirt from the closet’. He immediately said, ‘Mrs. Sarah, I don’t need a shirt! It’s hot! And boys don’t have to wear shirts if they don’t want to! Isn’t that awesome!’ He was so cute. I said, ‘yes that is awesome!’ As he ran off to play. I did eventually get him to put on a shirt. It was gray with lizards on it and he loved it! He also likes having his hair cut a certain way but told my son Grayson that his mom wouldn’t let him get it too short even though he wanted it to be spikey.”
Source: PostMillennial

This decision is coming at a fascinating time when many jurisdictions outside the U.S. are pumping the brakes on so-called “gender-affirming care” for minors.

The Texas Supreme Court didn’t officially terminate Younger’s parental rights, but it looks like the state of California will disregard them despite the Texas court granting joint-decision-making in the medical and psychological care of James.

California will happily allow Georgulas to subject James to medical procedures that include puberty blockers, chemical castration drugs, and, when the time comes, perhaps surgery.

And they think that they are the good guys for allowing this to happen.

We live in a fallen world.

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ClashDaily's Associate Editor since August 2016. Self-described political junkie, anti-Third Wave Feminist, and a nightmare to the 'intersectional' crowd. Mrs. Walker has taken a stand against 'white privilege' education in public schools. She's also an amateur Playwright, former Drama teacher, and staunch defender of the Oxford comma. Follow her humble musings on Twitter: @TheMrsKnowItAll and on Gettr @KarenWalker