Mother Sues Underage Son Over Male To Female Transition
A Minnesota mother has turned to the courts to make sure that her son doesn’t have the access to gender transformative treatment without her consent. Anmarie Calgaro claims that her 17-year-old has no right to make any such decision without her consent, and medical professionals have no right to treat him.
Anmarie Calgaro filed a lawsuit on Wednesday against her daughter and several agencies and health-care providers claiming her parental rights had been infringed when the sex-reassignment treatment was facilitated against her wishes.
Calgaro – who continues to refer to her child as a male – claims she was not consulted or informed in any way about the treatments before they started.
‘Not only was I robbed of the opportunity to help my son make good decisions, but I also feel he was robbed of a key advocate in his life, his mother,’ Calgaro told reporters outside of court on Wednesday.
However, Calgaro’s child says her mother refused to have anything to do with her, and that she’s been living separately and paying her own bils long enough to make whatever decision she wants:
[Defense claim] states that the teenager’s mother ‘made it known to him that she no longer wishes to have any contact with him’ and that she ‘knows where he is and has made no attempts to bring him home’.
The teen said while Calgaro had legal custody, she did not report her child as a runaway even six months after the teenager left home.
Under Minnesota law, a minor living separately from their parents – with or without consent – and is managing personal income and affairs may give effective consent to personal medical services.
Calgaro told reporters she was not opposed to the teenager’s gender transition, but she wanted the child to ‘slow down’.
Wherever you stand on the “transgender issue,” you have to admit it’s pretty reckless to grant a child any sort of extensive medical treatment of any kind without getting parent permission, right? A person can’t even (legally) get a tattoo or piercing without parent consent…
But given their strained, seemingly estranged relationship…does the mother really deserve to have much say in her son/daughter’s life?