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Christian Parents Lose Custody of Daughter after Refusing to Support Her 'Transition' to Male

Fr. Mark Hodges : Feb 15, 2018 : LifeSiteNews.com

Brinkman reasoned that the girl's medically-affirmed depression, anxiety, and dysphoria indicate that she is in no position to make decisions which would result in permanent physiological changes. "It does not appear that this child is even close to being able to make such a life-altering decision at this time."

(Columbus, OH)—[LifeSiteNews.com] Ohio government authorities forced parents to give up legal custody of their daughter after the mother and father said they opposed the girl's decision to identify as a 'boy' and transition to being 'male.' (Photo: Creative Commons/via Pixabay)

The Hamilton County Job and Family Services took legal custody of the teenage girl, 17, who, according to court records, suffers from gender dysphoria. The teen is currently living with her maternal grandparents. The girl's name and the names of her parents are under court seal.

The minor was diagnosed with depression, anxiety, and gender dysphoria after being hospitalized in 2016. Doctors decided that because she wants to identify as a male, she should be given testosterone and sex "change" drugs.

But the girl's parents objected, arguing that they did not think that such "treatment" was in their daughter's best interest.

A juvenile court judge will determine if parental rights for the minor should be entirely stripped.

At stake are parental rights and who will make medical decisions as the legal guardian for the youngster. A decision is expected by Friday.

Pro-transgender doctors pressured the court in closing arguments, saying a ruling must come quickly, claiming that the girl needed opposite-sex hormones or else she may kill herself. Medical witnesses said that the parents' rejection of their daughter's decision to identify as a male has made her suicidal...

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