Parents May Lose Custody Of Teen For Doing Their Best.
The LGBTQ movement is alive and strong in America leading to many confused teens. But luckily most confused teens have parents/family to guide them through these uncertain times. But what happens when a teen wants to make permanent changes before they have matured? Is it not the parent’s job to make sure the teen is not jumping the gun?
Ohio parents are at odds with their teen that identifies as a trans boy. The trans son is 17 and wants to take a dangerous step further. A step that has the parents questioning whether their teen should first seek additional counsel. This would be fine under normal circumstances but now the courts and grandparents have stepped in and the grandparents want to take custody of the teen in order to allow the teen to start the treatment.
The parents are understandably having a tough time with the identity change and believe that their trans son is not of sound mind while the grandparents are more accepting and are for the transitional treatment. The teen claims that he was forced to this outcome as the parents don’t support his change which has driven him to suicidal thoughts back in 2016.
The teen thankfully reached out but now the courts are in custody of the trans boy.
“We think the grandparents are the ones who have an open mind and will … make this sort of decision best for the child,” argued attorney Paul Hunt, who represents the guardian ad litem, or the child’s court-appointed guardian. “The parents have clearly indicated that they’re not open to it.”
“Peter Sprigg, senior research fellow at the Family Research Council in Washington, D.C., commented in an email to The Christian Post Wednesday that refusing to support gender transition for a minor child should never be grounds for removing that child from a parent’s custody and represents a “shocking invasion of fundamental parental rights to direct the upbringing of their children.”
Now it’s up to the courts to decide who gets custody in what the Judge has called a “gut-wrenching case.” Is this an overreach of the court system infringing upon parental rights?