Friday, November 18, 2016

A Mother’s Love… Not!

There is supposed to be nothing stronger than a mother’s love but that is not always the case when her child is lesbian, gay, bi, trans, or queer.

The homeless shelters are filled of children whose parents through them out of the house. I know of a number of trans people who have no contact with their parents. One person that I know is estranged from their family, they are all deeply religious and could not accept their child transitioning and he hasn’t had any contact with them in over twenty years.
Minnesota Mom Sues Her Trans Child Over Gender Reassignment
A Minnesota mom filed a lawsuit Wednesday against her 17-year-old transgender daughter, along with county health boards, a school district and local health care nonprofits.
By Mary Emily O'Hara
November 17, 2016

"It was brought to my knowledge that my son (sic) began receiving hormone replacement treatments from Park Nicollet Health Services to transition from male to female, with medical assistance paying for this," Anmarie Calgaro told reporters in a St. Paul, Minnesota court. "I was not consulted or informed about this in any way."

In a video of the press conference posted to Facebook, Calgaro and attorney Erick Kaardal repeatedly refer to the teen in question as male—despite a doctor's letter included in the complaint that states the teen "has had appropriate, permanent clinical treatment for transition to the new female gender."
Now there is a real loving mother who denies her daughters existence.
Minnesota does not have a legal process for the emancipation of minors. But the law makes it clear that minors who aren't living at home are essentially considered adults when it comes to medical care: "Any minor who is living separate and apart from parents ... and who is managing personal financial affairs, regardless of the source or extent of the minor's income, may give effective consent to personal medical, dental, mental and other health services, and the consent of no other person is required."
And the thing of it the daughter began the emancipation procedure back in June 2015! And the mother is just contesting it now.
The emancipation notice was filed in Stearns County District Court in October 2015. But Calgaro disputed the claims about her relationship with her child, and expressed frustration that she was left out of the teen's subsequent health care decisions.

Also included in the complaint was a doctor's letter dated January 2016 that stated the teen had undergone gender transition treatment and should be issued new identity documents with female gender markers.

"The news that county agencies and health service providers, the school and other county and state offices were completely bypassing me came as a total shock," Calgaro said while beginning to cry. "Why wasn't I even notified?"
Where did she think she was for the twelve months? Didn’t she notice that she wasn’t around all that time?

Somehow I don’t think she is going to win.

1 comment:

Coline said...

I think there should be a court order banning her using the word "mother"!