A Minnesota mother has filed a lawsuit against her county, several health services agencies, her child’s school, the school principal, and her 17-year-old son after discovering he was receiving transgender services to convert to a female without her consent.
Anmarie Calgaro asked at a press conference, “Why wasn’t I even notified? I feel that my constitutional rights have been stripped from me. If this had been a child custody case, I would’ve had my day in court. I’m firmly committed to what is best for my son. I’m his mother, and he has always been and always will be welcome in our home.”
According to her lawsuit, the transgender services and narcotic drugs were given to her son behind her back, with the county and other agencies treating him as an emancipated minor, when he is not, Fox 9 News reports.
No legal action has ever been taken to terminate her parental rights, and her lawsuit alleges that there is no provision for her to challenge the emancipation status according to Minnesota law, which is a violation of her rights.
The medical services her son received were paid for through the St. Louis County Public Health and Human Services. Therefore, Minnesota taxpayers are paying for transgender services for a child, behind a parent’s back and without the parent’s permission.
Calgaro has named in her lawsuit: St. Louis County, St. Louis County Public Health and Human Services Director, Fairview Health Services, Park Nicollet Health Services, St. Louis County School District, Principal of the Cherry School and her child.
According to a statement, the school district is “classifying the boy as an adult with exclusive rights to information and decision-making and denying Calgaro access to his educational records or any legal authority to affect his educational decision-making,” reported Fox 9 News.
Calgaro is being represented by Erick Kaardal, special counsel to the Thomas More Society, who said that Calgaro and her child still have a good relationship despite the lawsuit.
“They have a good rapport,” Kaardal said. “So in that way it’s really not a typical emancipation case. But the idea of the government funding him, funding medical services, just goes too far with respect to parental rights.”
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