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UPDATE: Texas Judge Rules Dad Will Have Say in Sex Change of 7-Year-Old Boy

10-24-2019
Photo courtesy: SaveJames.com
Photo courtesy: SaveJames.com

The judge in the case of a Texas father who recently lost his legal attempt to stop his ex-wife from potentially turning their seven-year-old son into a girl has ruled both parents will have a joint conservatorship over the boy.

LifeSite News reports Judge Kim Cooks of the 255th district also handed down in her ruling this includes making joint medical decisions for the child. 

The judge also put a gag order in place for both parents not to speak to the press and the father will not be required to pay any attorney's fees. 

Earlier this week, Texas state government officials said they would look into the case. 

The boy's father says that when James is with him, he shows no signs of wanting to be a girl when given the choice.

Court documents show the boy dresses as a girl and goes by the name "Luna" when he's with his mother, but witnesses for the father say he chooses boys' clothes and goes by his given name "James" when he's with him.

Now a jury has ruled against giving the father sole custody. He fought for that because the mother has been trying to legally force the dad to treat James as a girl. LifeSite News also reports the mother wants to give James puberty blockers and "cross-sex hormones". The outrage has been widespread:

Now, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott says his government is investigating the case.

"FYI the matter of 7-year-old James Younger is being looked into by the Texas Attorney General's Office and the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services."

And Sen. Ted Cruz is also weighing in on the case taking place in his home state.

"This is horrifying & tragic. For a parent to subject such a young child to life-altering hormone blockers to medically transition their sex is nothing less than child abuse," Cruz says.

"A 7-year-old child doesn't have the maturity to make profound decisions like this. 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. #ProtectJamesYounger," Cruz concludes.

One Texas state lawmaker is taking action to prevent future cases like this one. 

Rep. Matt Krause, who makes his Christian faith prominent in his Twitter bio, represents HD 93 in the Texas Legislature. He writes on Twitter:

"Absent a special session between now & the 87th Session, I will introduce legislation that prohibits the use of puberty blockers in these situations for children under 18. We missed our opportunity to do so in the 86th Session. We won't miss the next one."

As CBN News has reported, even a Johns Hopkins expert has said it's "reckless and irresponsible" to transition children to the opposite gender. More about that here.

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