In the world of self-identity, it seems like an all out war against teens and young adults right (under 21) now.
It’s obvious however, that our baby boomer and parents of Gen X’ers are starting to feel a loss of control over the direction their child is headed—sexually.
In conjunction with my write-ups, I find myself in head monologues about sooooo many things that I keep promising to record. T’is one such story that deserves delving into.
As maturity and all sorts of factors play a part in trying to determine the “real” or “phase” of the issue, I can only imagine being a parent being faced with such.
Given that the opportunity to completely reassign ones natural born physical parts and being so young in trying to determine if the feeling is sexual or emotional or “real” has to be tough.
Whether or not a young adult is going through a strange, or different, or experimental or literal, decided-upon same-sex phase. Many people who knew early ‘who they were’ can certainly tell you that once they felt they truly knew who they were, it certainly was no phase.
As you may or may not have heard, just last Thursday, Texas Sen. Konni Burton introduced a bill – ironically on National transgender Day of Remembrance: Public schools are required to inform parents of any suspected knowledge of school aged children/young adults [quote] “general, physical, psychological or emotional well-being.”
While in writing and worded as such that might sound harmless, the Laymen (slash) street term is flat-out this: Administration may soon be required to snitch on school aged children if they see, notice, hear (or are even confided in) that a child/young adult may be living, or pursuing an ‘alternative lifestyle’ i.e. Out students to their parents.
On the flip side and while that was happening, somewhere else in the world (Minnesota) another parent, Anmarie Calgaro, is suing:
- The county
- State agencies
Reportedly, Calgaro’s claims is that her dependent (rather than emancipated) child was receiving transgender services 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 is named in the lawsuit as all having acted in concert of doing so.
A Minnesota woman filed a lawsuit against her 17-year-old child, the county and a handful of other agencies after she claimed that her child was receiving transgender services without her permission.
Anmarie Calgaro says 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 treated her child as an emancipated minor, according to the lawsuit.
The mom told reporters of KMSP-TV, “Why wasn’t I even notified? I feel that my constitutional rights have been stripped from me,”
Reportedly, the school district asserts that the 17 year-old had been classified as an adult and as a result, [they] denied the mother access to their education records and barred her from any “educational decision making.”
Calgaro says, “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.”
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