How is this even legal? Does this mother have some sort of an attention desire problem, that is quite similar to Munchausen by proxy, which is a form of child abuse, where they make their children sick for attention?
I’d say that’s exactly what she’s doing. It’s the mom who should lose custody and all rights to the child, plus the child abuse charges she so badly wants for her husband.
This is happening right here in Texas. Expect more of this horror to come.
— Amanda Prestigiacomo (@AmandaPresto) November 27, 2018
A Texas father is fighting for his son in court after pushing back on his ex-wife’s claim that their six-year-old is a transgender girl.
According to court documents, the young boy only dresses as a girl when he’s with his mother, who has enrolled him in first-grade as a female named “Luna.” The father, however, contends that his son consistently chooses to wear boys’ clothes, “violently refuses to wear girl’s clothes at my home,” and identifies as a boy when he is with him.
The Federalist reports that the mother has accused the father of child abuse in their divorce proceedings “for not affirming James as transgender” and is looking to strip the dad of his parental rights. “She is also seeking to require him to pay for the child’s visits to a transgender-affirming therapist and transgender medical alterations, which may include hormonal sterilization starting at age eight,” the report adds.
The father has been legally barred from speaking to his child about sexuality and gender from a scientific or religious perspective and from dressing his son in boys’ clothes; instead, he has to offer both girls’ and boys’ outfits. The boy consistently refuses to wear dresses, according to the father.
The boy was diagnosed with gender dysphoria by a gender transition therapist the mother, a pediatrician, chose for her son to see. According to the therapist’s notes, the boy chose to identify as a girl when he was in sessions alone with his mother; alternatively, he chose to identify as a boy when he was in sessions alone with his father. The Federalist reports:
[A] dossier filed with the Dallas court says that, under the skilled eyes of the therapist, the child was presented two pieces of paper, one with the word “James” and one with the word “Luna,” and asked to pick the name he preferred. When the appointment only included his mother, James selected Luna, the name and gender he uses at his mother’s home and in his first-grade classroom. When the appointment was only with his father, however, James pointed to the boy name James, not the girl name. More
The author Walt Heyer warns: “If we do not save [the boy] from a misdiagnosis, his next step is chemical castration at age eight, only two years away.”