Court grants full custody to mother who wants son to medically transition in Jeffery Younger case

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A Texas mother who says her son wants to be a girl was given temporary full custody of the boy by a judge, but it’s not the victory for child gender conversion that it might seem at first. 

Jeffrey Younger drew national attention in 2019 and 2020 during a custody battle for his son, James, mother, pediatrician Dr. Anne Georgulas, claimed the boy wants to be a girl named Luna. 

Apparently Younger did not make child support or medical support payments for his son, as ordered by the court, and only paid past-due support after a motion for enforcement was filed, according to a court memorandum reported on by The Texan. 

Judge Mary Brown subsequently “awarded Georgulas exclusive control over James’ primary residence, counseling, medications, education, and extracurricular activities,” according to The Texan. The father will receive only limited visitation rights. 

Prior requirements that Georgulas notify Younger of doctor’s, counseling, or mental health appointments were lifted, and now Younger must pay for supervision of his visitation sessions with his son. 

However, while Georgulas was given the exclusive right to consent to James’ medical procedures, any procedures that involve gender changes, like hormone suppression, puberty blockers or sex-change surgery, are subject to Younger’s consent. 

Georgulas’ attorney Jessica Janicek asserted the ruling had nothing to do with the child’s alleged gender issues. 

Younger’s attorney David Hanschen said, however: “To downplay that this is but for the gender issue is absolutely misleading and wrong. This is all about the gender issue in this case. And it’s about the parents’ ability to cope with and deal with this situation.” 

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