An ongoing parental dispute in Texas has reached a new level of aggression as the father accused his ex-wife of planning to “chemically castrate” their 9-year-old son, James, who wishes to be identified as “Luna.” This not only violates this child’s right to autonomy and self-expression but also serves as an example of the lengths some parents will go to when they do not accept or understand someone else’s identity.
On Thursday night, Jeff Younger visited “Tucker Carlson Tonight” to discuss his failed Texas statehouse campaign that was built around an anti-transgender platform. With him, he brought a video of his son who alleges to be female – emphasizing the significance of this narrative.
During the recording, 9-year-old James was asked if he is a boy; to which without hesitation, he adamantly replied “No. I’m a girl.”
According to the grade-schooler, his mother and pediatrician Dr. Anne Georgulas informed him he was a girl and began dressing him in girls’ clothes.
“My blood ran cold when I realized what she had planned for that boy,” Younger said.
Just before the significant Trans Refuge Law was due to take effect in California on New Year’s Day, Younger alleges that his ex-wife had strategically relocated their twin sons to the state.
The law was drafted to ensure the safety and security of transgender children, as well as their families “if they’re being criminalized in their home states,” after California Governor Gavin Newsom signed the bill sponsored by Democratic State Senator Scott Wiener, he took to Twitter to express his excitement.
As Younger attests, his former partner attempted to transition James when he was a toddler and made efforts to register him in a Dallas gender clinic at age five.
“Pediatrician records show that she intended to chemically castrate him at age 8 or 9, his current age,” Younger said. “And then he magically moves to California? I don’t think this is an accident.”
Younger neglected to submit the pediatrician records.
Rather than surgically removing organs, chemical castration utilizes chemicals or drugs to halt the production of sex hormones. This process is completely reversible and does not constitute sterilization.
Georgulas has consistently maintained that James identifies as transgender, and enjoys wearing dresses while being addressed by the name “Luna”.
After assessing James, a gender therapist advised initiating his transition by wearing dresses and changing his name to “Luna.” This was encouraged when the child’s mother reported that he requested a female toy and desired to be like one of the characters in Disney’s movie ‘Frozen.’
However, Younger alleges that his son has been subjected to these behaviors by his mother.
Younger declared that staff at his son’s former school in California worked closely with his ex-wife to secretly transition the boy.
“I’d bring my son to school in boy’s clothes and they’d give him a dress and make him use the girls restroom,” he said on Carlson’s show.
It remains undetermined which school the boy attended, or if there has been a statement issued in regard to the allegations.
Last year, a Dallas court determined that James and Jude Younger should remain under the shared custody of both their parents. Unfortunately, by August 2021 this ruling was overturned and Mommy Georgulas had been fully granted guardianship over her twin sons.
Nevertheless, a later court ruling decreed that “neither parent may treat a child with hormonal suppression therapy, puberty blockers, and/or transgender reassignment surgery (if any) without the consent of the parents or court order.”
Nevertheless, Younger is resolute in his belief that his ex-wife evaded the court order by removing their children and settling in California.
The Golden State’s Senate Bill 107 “prohibit[s] the enforcement of an order based on another state’s law authorizing a child to be removed from their parent or guardian based on that parent or guardian allowing their child to receive gender-affirming health care or gender-affirming mental health care.”
Younger had petitioned the Texas Supreme Court to return his sons to Texas prior to California’s “trans sanctuary” law being enacted, but sadly on New Year’s Eve, his plea was denied.
In an 8-1 decision, the panel deemed Younger’s appeal to be superfluous.
In their concurring opinion, Justices Jimmy Blacklock and Evan Young found that Younger had misinterpreted California law.
“Father misreads California’s new law,” it reads.
“A court order allocating the parental rights of divorced parents based on case-specific judicial findings about the best interests of their children is in no way ‘a law of another state,’” the opinion continued.
Subsequently, the justices stated that Younger’s plea was “unsubstantiated”.
“Concern that any of this will happen would be entirely speculative in any case,” they said.
“In this case, given that Mother has now represented to both this Court and the district court that she has no intention of trying to make it happen, it is not merely speculative but potentially prohibited by principles of estoppel.”
Nonetheless, the justices declared that if Georgulas attempts to have their son transition genders without her ex-husband’s agreement, Younger can take swift legal action.
In response to the state supreme court’s decision, Younger fired off a tweet expressing his shock and disbelief that it effectively rendered him powerless over his child’s future in California. His words revealed how the ruling paved the way for his son’s chemical castration.
“Texas is an empire of child abuse, led by Texas judges,” the dad said.
During his conversation with Carlson, the father vocally criticized the justices for backing up his ex-wife’s views.
“They determine, absurdly, that my wife is no more likely to transition my son in California under the sanctuary laws than she would in Texas, and absurdly … claims that we can enforce an injunction against her in California,” he stated.
A bitter custody dispute has piqued the interest of various conservative figures, including Texas Attorney General Bill Paxton and US Senator Ted Cruz – both lending their backing to Younger.
“A 7-year-old child doesn’t have the maturity to make profound decisions like this,” Cruz wrote on Twitter in 2019.
“The state of Texas should protect this child’s right to choose — as an informed, mature person — and not be used as a pawn in a left-wing political agenda.”