The Supreme Court of British Columbia, Canada, has ruled that a 14-year-old girl can, without parental permission, get hormone treatments to change her sex, and it has also ruled that the father is guilty of “family violence” because he called her a girl.
Back in February of this year, the girl’s father was ordered to stop calling her a girl and calling her by her birth name, which he refused to do. To stop that crime, the Supreme Court issued a “protection order” mandating that her father be arrested immediately without a warrant, if calls her a girl privately or publicly or speaks about the case at all.
So the courts in Canada will now force parents to indulge the delusions of minor children who think they’re members of the opposite sex.
Virtually proving that the opposition to the move is correct in its belief that this is craziness, the court also expunged court records of the names of two doctors who were in favor of a gender transition for the girl, one doctor of whom, Dr. Wallace Wong, is catching flak for “diagnosing as much as 20 percent of the children in his local orphanage system with some form of gender dysphoria,” reported The Federalist.
Not that things are better in the United States. Last year, a judge in Cincinnati took a 17-year-old away from the parents after they refused to go along with a “sex change.”
Writing about the case in British Columbia for The Federalist, Jeremiah Keenan explained that the trouble began for the father, “Clark,” when he learned his daughter “Maxine’s” school was treating her as a boy and misidentified her in a yearbook.
A headshrinker at the school decided she should get hormone treatment to change her sex. He said the girl should get treatments, and doctors at a hospital — a hospital that would inject her with the hormones — agreed. Clark refused to permit the hormone injections, and so doctors told him they could treat her without permission because she is a “mature minor.”
Poor Maxine suffered a number of emotional difficulties, Kennan reported, not least the separation of Clark and his wife, which is about the time Maxine “discovered” that she is actually a boy.
Clark sought a court order to stop the injections. The mother supports the daughter’s deranged belief she is a member of the opposite sex, but Clark and the mother agreed, in writing, that they share the decision in medical treatment for the daughter.
The court ruled that Maxine can receive the injections because she is, indeed, a “mature minor.” So dad can just shut up.
Bad as that decision is, particularly given the girl’s emotional and psychological instability, the first order in the case also declares that “attempting to persuade A.B. to abandon treatment for gender dysphoria; addressing A.B. by his birth name; referring to A.B. as a girl or with female pronouns whether to him directly or to third parties; shall be considered to be family violence.”
In other words, the court has ordered the father to participate in the girl’s fantasies.
But that, of course, got him in bigger trouble, Keenan reported. Because of his comments to the publication, comments at the website, as well as the activities of Culture Guard, a pro-family group that supports Clark and is raising money for his case, Maxine sought a restraining order that accused the father of “family violence” for speaking about the case and trying to persuade his daughter that she is not a boy.
Thus did the court declare him guilty of “family violence” and order him to stop trying to save his daughter, referring to her as girl, using her birth name, and discussing the case with anyone.
The final protection order says the cops can arrest Clark if they have “reasonable or probable grounds” to believe that he violated the order. In other words, if Clark calls his daughter a girl, or calls her by her real name, he might well lands behind bars.
Culture Guard’s Kari Simpson explained the simple truth for Keenan: “This is extreme and dangerous,” she said, because a court is silencing a father who is trying to save his deluded daughter from harming herself permanently.
The father’s appeal on the ruling permitting the hormone injections is May 14. Given what has occurred thus far, prevailing there is a forlorn hope.
You Can’t Call a Man a Man
As Clark’s case unfolded, the human rights tribunal in British Columbia was at work too. It ordered a Christian man to pay $55,000 to a “transgender” activist, in this case a man who pretends he is a woman.
As The New American reported in early April, the tribunal ruled that Bill Whatcott hurt the “dignity, feelings, and self-respect” of Ronan Oger, who changed his name to Morgane and masquerades as a woman.
The case in Cincinnati involved a teenager and the parents who refused to permit a “sex change.” A county judge gave the child to the grandparents.