Texas Gov Launches Investigation into Sex Change of Boy, 7, Against Father's Wishes
TX governor steps in following outpouring of concern from Texans over 'gender transition'
Republican Texas Gov. Greg Abbott is launching an investigation into a disturbing case involving the sex change procedure of a 7-year-old boy that is due to go ahead, against the father's wishes.
Abbott has announced his office will be stepping in following an outpouring of concern from Texans who accuse the mother of child abuse for putting her son through the life-altering "gender transition" procedure at such a young age.
The father, Jeff Younger's story has gone viral after he lost his court battle in the fight to stop his ex-wife from "transitioning" their son into a girl.
Governor Abbott tweeted that the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services and the Texas Attorney General’s Office is looking into details of little James Younger’s case.
On Monday, a jury ruled in the mother's favor, stripping the father of his parental rights, while the judge in the case expected to make a final verdict on Thursday.
“FYI the matter of 7 year old James Younger is being looked into by the Texas Attorney General’s Office and the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services,” Abbott tweeted Wednesday evening.
Jeff Younger said his son is happy being a boy and does not desire to be a girl, according to The Texan.
James Younger’s pediatrician mother, Anne Georgulas, as well as counselors and therapists who testified on her behalf, told the court that the 7-year-old is transgender and had expressed to each of them that he wished he were a girl, according to the Daily Caller.
A Texas jury decided Monday that Jeff Younger cannot stop James Younger’s social gender transition to a girl.
A social transition refers to when a person begins to publicly conform to the opposite gender, according to Planned Parenthood.
Georgulas said her child’s gender identity should be affirmed by wearing dresses, being treated as a girl and being called “Luna,” according to The Texan.
The jury decided Monday that Georgulas should receive sole managing guardianship of James Younger and his twin brother Jude Younger.
FYI the matter of 7 year old James Younger is being looked into by the Texas Attorney General’s Office and the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services. #JamesYounger— Greg Abbott (@GregAbbott_TX) October 23, 2019
Conservatives spoke out on Twitter in defense of Jeff Younger and his desire to prevent Georgulas from transitioning James Younger following the Monday verdict.
"If you’re a conservative and you’re not using your platform to draw attention to a case like this, what the hell are you doing."
Georgulas’ legal representation, Texas lawyers Jessica Hall Janicek and Laura Hayes, said in a statement Wednesday that a “completely distorted and untrue version of events in this case has been circling the media.”
“It has resulted in threats, harassment, and even vandalism of my client’s property,” the lawyers said.
“The pleadings in this case are available online, including, but not limited to, the Court’s prior annulment proceedings and the numerous findings of fraud that the Court made in this case against Mr. Younger.”
The lawyers said their client “is being viciously attacked and threatened by complete strangers based on false and untrue statements.”
“That is unacceptable,” they added.
“We respectfully request that before the media reports on this case, a thorough investigation is completed into the actual facts and truth of the situation.”