A judge in Hamilton County, Ohio, defied common sense and decency, today, and gave full legal custody of a 17-year old girl to her grandparents.
The parents had declined to go along with their daughter’s declaration that she identifies as male and wants to transition accordingly. The parents, acting perhaps out of some religious convictions (according to prosecuting attorneys, that was their only ground for opposition to their daughter’s decision) but also out of an informed concern for their daughter’s physical and mental health, were deemed incompetent to act on their daughter’s behalf. Grandparents, who perhaps were not so well informed on the issues, were more amenable to indulging the girl, and so were granted custody.
My heart aches for these parents. Everything I have read of them indicates that they have taken time to become informed of the risks of transgender procedures — from the increased risks from hormone therapies to the nearly 50% incidence of attempted suicide, and the increasingly-high rate of transgenders who request to be re-transitioned to their original sex at some point down the road. This is a heartbreaking loss for them, and it’s a damnable folly for our courts to be promoting a sexual agenda so dangerous, physically and mentally, as transgenderism.
Judge Hendon ordered that the parents shall have visitation rights, with a view toward reintegrating the family unit, according to CNN. That translates to, “the parents shall have to give in and be persuaded that they are now wrong in order to reconcile with their child.” Utter insanity. I hope that the voters of Hamilton County will demand a recall of this judge and assure, through their votes, that she never hold elected office again.