Judge Awards Custody Of Nine-Year-Old James Younger To Trans-Activist Mother Who Wants To Transition Him

Judge Awards Custody Of Nine-Year-Old James Younger To Trans-Activist Mother Who Wants To Transition Him

A judge in Texas granted full custody of a nine-year-old boy to his mother, who for the past several years has sought to force the child to be transgender despite protests by the boy’s father.

Anne Georgulas, a pediatrician in Coppell, Texas, was granted full custody on Tuesday to James Younger, her son, by Democrat Judge Mary Brown. Georgulas will assume full responsibility for the boy’s medications, extracurricular activities, education, primary residence, and counseling. The ruling also permits the mother to withhold information regarding Younger’s ” …extracurricular activities, school functions, school enrollment, counseling, and medical care” from the father, Jeff Younger.

Georgulas and her ex-husband have sparred in the public eye over their son’s sex. Georgulas refers to James as “Luna,” and believes the biological boy to be a female. Younger disagrees, saying James chooses to present himself as a boy at his house, even though he keeps feminine clothes in his son’s closet as an option.

The Facebook page “Save James,” which has eclipsed a following of close to 39,000 people since launching years back, denounced the memorandum last Wednesday.

“Judge Mary Brown ruled against the safety and protection of James and Jude,” the page wrote. “Supervised visitation with their own dad at Jeff’s expense. As of today, no communication with their beloved daddy! Dr. Fletcher’s dishonest report has prompted Anne to file an Ex Parte Temporary Restraining order to prevent Jeff from seeing or even speaking with his sons. The child abusers say James and Jude are afraid of Jeff! PRAY!”

While Georgulas was given custody, there are limitations in place. Although she is granted the ability to consent to medical procedures, hormone-suppression therapy, puberty blockers, and “reassignment surgery,” or gender mutilation, are not included in this umbrella. The mother argues that her son expressed a desire to be called Luna but Jeff claims to have footage disproving this claim.

“The prior orders that Ms. Georgulas must notify Mr. Younger of doctor’s, counseling, or mental health appointments, or extracurricular activities for the children are lifted,” the court document states. “In an effort to ensure the emotional well-being and physical safety of the children, the court orders that all of Mr. Younger’s possession periods shall be continuously supervised by Forensic Counseling Services. …at Mr. Younger’s sole cost and expense.”

In a hearing a month ago, Georgulas claimed her son’s sex was not the primary force behind the custody case. She accused Jeff of bad “parenting abilities,” which evidently succeeded given that the court found Jeff “failed to timely make the payments of child support, medical support and interest as ordered and only paid his past due support after the motion for enforcement was filed.”

Jeff’s attorney, however, argued that Georgulas’ team seeks to “downplay” the significance of the trans-issue.

“To downplay that this is but for the gender issue is absolutely misleading and wrong,” attorney David Hanschen said. “This is all about the gender issue in this case. And it’s about the parents’ ability to cope with and deal with this situation.”

A jury in Dallas ruled 11 to 1 in October 2019 to not grant Jeff sole conservatorship of James and his brother. Georgulas then filed a petition in court to try and mandate her ex-husband refer to their son as a female. Republicans in Texas introduced a measure in May to prohibit child sex mutilation, but it failed and was not scheduled in the House.

Gabe Kaminsky is a senior contributor to The Federalist. His writing has appeared in RealClearPolitics, The American Conservative, the American Mind, the New York Post, and other outlets. Follow him on Twitter @Gabe__Kaminsky and email tips to [email protected]
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