In a horrific ruling in Dallas, a judge reversed the ruling that granted divorced father Jeffery Younger equal say in his son James Younger’s medical and psychological care and prevented his mother, Dr. Anne Georgulas, from subjecting her son to puberty blocking hormone therapy. Georgulas will now be legally allowed to enroll James into school as a female and put him through transition therapy and medical procedures at the expense of his father, reported Tuesday by the “Save James’ ‘ Facebook page, run by individuals supporting Younger’s cause.
“James and Jude did NOT have a victory in court today. Judge Mary Brown has condemned James and Jude to a life of therapy, confusion, and abuse without even having a hearing. There are no other words for what has happened today,” a post on the page read.
“She has forced James to live as ‘Luna’ in a school surrounded by teachers and therapists who do not acknowledge that he has said multiple times to multiple people (without Jeff around) that he wants to be a boy and hates being forced to be a girl,” the post continued.
In October, judge Kim Cooks overruled an initial verdict from a Texas jury that granted Georgulas sole conservatorship of James, allowing Younger more time with the boys and ensuring both parents must consent to any medical treatments. Younger became concerned for James’ medical, psychological, and psychiatric wellbeing when he discovered medical records for James’ referral to a local transition clinic and Georgulas intended to begin the process of medically transitioning James into a girl. Younger insists Georgulas had been pressuring James to transition since he was three years old.
Judge Cooks’ ruling found that Georgulas overly affirmed the instances when James supposedly expressed interest in transitioning, taking him to LGBTQ parades, buying him dresses and fake hair, and enrolling him in kindergarten as a “girl” named “Luna.” Younger claimed James showed no desire in being a girl, sharing with the court he allowed James to wear girls clothing only to find them in the trash the next day.
A new judge on the case, Mary Brown, affirmed the decision in January but reversed her position on Tuesday, handing sole conservatorship back to the mother. Judge Brown’s decision came with no hearing and no explanation to why the scheduled hearing did not occur. The “Save James” Facebook page claimed counseling would cost Younger $5,000 a month, in addition to a $10,000 retainer required by the counselor. Georgulas will be allowed to enroll James in school as ‘Luna’, despite Younger’s desire to pull James out of school in favor of homeschooling. James himself decided to enroll in school as a boy this past school year.
If a mutual line in the sand exists for supporters of transgenderism and those who perceive gender as binary, it must be the immunity of children from being forced into complying to transition therapy and allowing them to medically decide their own genders altogether. Children simply lack the cognitive capacities to comprehend an already nonsensical gender theory, let alone become active participants. To expect children to fully understand the decision they’re making by undergoing transition therapy and the irreversible damage to their bodies they face would be dangerous and terrifying.
And, in James’ case, involving children into LGBTQ could veer into the downright despicable. Some parents have to convince their kids they can’t be Batman. If a child passingly expresses interest in transition therapy, their limited cognitive abilities and loose grip on reality prevents them from grasping the permanent and damaging effects of the procedures. Forcing a child into transition therapy, especially when the child admitted to hating being a girl multiple times to multiple people, should be a crime and the parent deciding for the child should lose all custody.
No child should be allowed to transition until adulthood. Once an adult, that decision lies solely with them. But to expose children to the destructive therapy to transition should be child abuse, both physically and pshycologicaly. If a child changes their mind and the parents insist on maintaining their new gender, that ruins kids and outright defeats the initial premise that kids should be allowed to decide their gender. Children decide on next to nothing in their lives. What to wear, what they eat, their daily schedules, what they watch, all decided by their parents. The massive and irrevocable decision to transition should not be in the hands of the child nor should it be in the hands of the parents.
According to the Save James Facebook page, this battle is not over as “a special evidentiary hearing is scheduled for September” and requested supporters to donate to help cover the increasingly expensive legal fees.