On February 16, a 17-year-old Ohio teenager was permanently removed from her parents’ custody because they did not believe it was in their daughter’s best interest for her to “transition” to a “male” and would not allow her to receive hormone therapy.
The parents were simply parenting based on their strongly held religious belief that God made us male and female, not “transgender,” as well as extensive discussions with medical professionals and their own research. But parenting based on the Bible is suddenly apparently wrong in Ohio.
Hamilton County Juvenile Court Judge Sylvia Hendon granted full custody of the child to her maternal grandparents, who approve of the teen’s wish to transition. The judge is allowing the gender-confused teen to receive hormone therapy at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center subject to an evaluation performed by a psychologist not associated with the hospital.
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