Court orders 14 year old to get hormone shots to transgender over father’s objection.

News Release March 6, 2019

Vancouver Canada

Court orders 14 year old to get hormone shots to transgender over father’s objection.

A justice of the British Columbia Supreme Court on Feb 27 2019 dismissed a father’s application to prevent the Gender Clinic at the B.C. Children’s Hospital from administrating puberty blockers and testosterone to his 14 year old child to treat the child’s gender dysphoria.

The father sought only some time to assemble expert scientific evidence to assist the court in determining whether gender transition treatment was in the child’s best interests.

The chamber’s judge ordered:

the child be referred to as male and by his chosen male name “both generally and in these

any attempt by anyone (presumably the father) to persuade the child to abandon the treatment, addressing the child by its birth name, referring to the child as a girl, or with female pronouns whether to the child or third parties shall be considered  family violence under the Family Law Act;

the child is entitled to consent to the medical treatment for gender dysphoria without parental consent;

the child is entitled to apply to change legal name and gender without parental consent;

a publication ban on using the real names of either parent or the child or communicating anything that could lead to discovering their identify.

Judgment link below.

Counsel for the child produced opinions from pediatric endocrinologist Dr. Brenden Hursh and psychologist Dr. Wallace Wong opining the child was mature enough to understand what they were asking for and therefore did not need the consent of their parents. The mother of the child supported the child. The father argued the child had a history of mental health challenges and was for that reason and because of immaturity, incapable of understanding the real and lasting effects of medical trans gendering.

An American online newspaper quoted the father:

“The government has taken over my parental rights,” he said, “They’re using [Maxine] like she’s a guinea pig in an experiment … Is BC Children’s Hospital going to be there in 5 years when she rejects [her male identity]? No they’re not. They don’t care. They want numbers.”

On  January 18 2019 The National Post wrote a story in its Canada wide newspaper.

The father produced expert medical opinions from Dr. Quentin Van Meter of Atlanta and Dr. Miriam Grossman of Airmont, New York. (affidavits attached) Both experts warned of the unknown science, alternative causes and remedies, and the danger to the child. The suicide rate for youth who transgender is stated to be 19 times the average.  An unknown but rapidly increasing number of youth who transgender are seeking to reverse the process.

Vancouver lawyer Carey Linde, who joined the father’s lawyer Herb Dunton  after the judgment came down, points out a critical failing that nowhere in the material filed in court, or in the three-page Informed Consent Form signed by the child is there any mention of the significant risk of suicide having been discussed with the child. The form also falsely states “both parents consent.”

The father has filed an appeal from the judgment in the British Columbia Court of Appeal in Vancouver.

On March 5, 2019 a lawyer for the mother brought an application without notice before a different Supreme Court judge alleging the Federalist, an American company, in an online publication had breached the Canadian ban on publishing the child’s preferred name. (The Federalist had already altered the name.) The lawyer also wanted a specific order directed at the Federalist to abide by the Canadian order. The judge granted the order. The fact such a Canadian order has no force or effect in the United States may not have been considered by the judge.

Lawyers for all the parties except the father are back in Court March 7, 2019 seeking permission to have a hearing on Monday March 11th seeking orders that all the names of the doctors and other persons involved in the child’s decision to trans gender have their names removed from the documents and be replaced by letters as is the case with the mother and father and child. They all claim fear of reprisals. The father is expected to argue all the individuals already have very high public profiles in the trans gender medicine community.  They should have the courage of their convictions and not seek to be coddled and hidden under the robes of judges.

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Released by Carey Linde

Assisting counsel for the father- Herb Dunton

Vancouver  Canada

March 6, 2019