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Canadian Appeals Court Rules Father Canít Stop Teen Daughter From Taking Male Hormones
The Federalist ^ | January 14, 2020 | Jeremia Keenan

Posted on 01/14/2020 9:57:42 AM PST by Kaslin

Last Friday, the highest court in British Columbia, Canada, ruled that a father could not prevent doctors from giving his 15-year-old daughter testosterone injections to 'affirm' her transgender male identity.


Last Friday, the highest court in British Columbia, Canada, ruled that a father could not prevent doctors from giving his 15-year-old daughter testosterone injections to “affirm” her transgender male identity. The court also ruled that the father, Clark*, must “acknowledge and refer to [his daughter Maxine*] as male,” and refrain from talking to the media about her case.

The decision concludes a nearly year-long appeals process that has garnered significant attention in both Canada and the United States. As previously reported, a school counselor identified Maxine as transgender when she was only 12. The school helped her pick out a male name and began treating her as a boy without informing her father.

When Clark found out what was going on, he was deeply uneasy but went along with the school’s recommendation that Maxine see psychologist and LGBT author Dr. Wallace Wong (“Dr. IJ” in the decision). To Clark’s surprise, Wong recommended Maxine begin taking cross-sex hormones at 13.

Suspecting his daughter’s history of mental health issues might be more the cause than the effect of her gender dysphoria, Clark refused to grant immediate permission. He reasoned it would be better for Maxine to wait until she was older before she embarked on any irreversible course of treatment.

Shortly after Maxine’s 14th birthday, however, Dr. Brenden Hursh of BC Children’s Hospital (“Dr. GH” in the decision) informed Clark that his consent was unnecessary — not because Maxine’s mother had consented, but because Maxine was capable of deciding the question on her own. Clark immediately took the matter to court.

In late February 2019, Justice Gregory Bowden of the BC Supreme Court affirmed Hursh’s opinion, ordering that 14-year-old Maxine should begin taking cross-sex hormones on her own prerogative. Bowden further stipulated that if either of Maxine’s parents referred to her using female pronouns or addressed her by her birth name, they would be considered guilty of “family violence.”

The evening of Bowden’s decision, Clark granted an interview to The Federalist in which he referred to his daughter as a girl, “because she is a girl. Her DNA will not change through all these experiments that they do.”

Citing this statement — among other verbal “expressions of rejection of [Maxine’s] gender identity” — the BC Supreme Court convicted Clark of “family violence” in April 2019. Judge Francesca Marzari even issued an order authorizing Clark’s arrest “without warrant” by any police officer who might catch him referring to his daughter “as a girl or with female pronouns.”

Last Friday’s decision walked back these orders to some extent. The BC Court of Appeal opined that Clark’s comments did not constitute family violence and that Clark should be allowed to share his opinion on the case in private. However, the court still demanded that “in general,” Clark must “acknowledge and refer to [Maxine] as male,” and strictly prohibited Clark from speaking to the media about his case.

As mentioned in the court’s ruling, Maxine began taking testosterone in March 2019. In recent months, her voice has deepened, and she has begun to grow masculine facial hair.

Although Clark refused requests for a formal interview, this author has talked with long-standing friends and family. Saturday night, Neil Lavery, a longtime close friend of Clark’s, said Clark’s experience with the courts had “shaken [Clark’s] world” and his “faith in the political and legal system.”

“Anyone who could put themselves in his shoes and see what he’s gone through” would respect him, Lavery said. “Eventually, I think [Maxine is] going to realize that her Dad was sticking up [for her], trying to protect her,” he added.

In the meantime, Friday’s decision from the BC Court of Appeal likely removes any hopes Clark may have had of avoiding the irreversible effects of cross-sex hormones on his daughter. The next step of appeal, if taken, will be the Supreme Court of Canada. Clark previously indicated he would be willing to appeal his case all the way up to the Canadian Supreme Court, but it is unclear whether he will follow through.

*Clark and Maxine are not the real names of the father and daughter involved. Their identities have been concealed by court order. Court documents use the initials CM and MM, respectively, and media refers to Maxine as simply “Max.”


TOPICS: Canada; Culture/Society; Front Page News
KEYWORDS: britishcolumbia; canada; cgh; courts; genderdisphoria; genderidentity; globalwarminghoax; greennewdeal; homosexualagenda; law; lgbt; lgbtactivities; parenting; ransgender; sex; transchildren; transgenderism; transgenderkids; transkids
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1 posted on 01/14/2020 9:57:42 AM PST by Kaslin
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To: Kaslin
Would the same courts permit an effeminate boy taking a boost of male hormones to “go straight”?
2 posted on 01/14/2020 10:00:51 AM PST by a fool in paradise (Decade of decision for America)
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To: Kaslin
.... a school counselor identified Maxine as transgender when she was only 12.

All our 1960's school counselors were fat ignoramuses too.............

3 posted on 01/14/2020 10:00:53 AM PST by Red Badger (Against stupidity the gods themselves contend in vain.......... ..)
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To: Kaslin

Trudeau is too new, am trying to figure out when Canada actually fell.


4 posted on 01/14/2020 10:01:11 AM PST by treetopsandroofs
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To: Kaslin

Sick.

Governmental sexual abuse and depraved disregard for the life and health of a child.

What can the father do in this instance?
Move out of the country?
Is the state going to barricade his house and prevent his escape? Arrest him for ‘kidnapping a kid’?

That’s why I would do. The moment this hit the news I would forcefully put my kid in a car and drive out of the country.


5 posted on 01/14/2020 10:01:34 AM PST by Toughluck_freeper
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To: Kaslin

Can a child give consent for different cancer treatments and absolve doctors of malpractice claims?


6 posted on 01/14/2020 10:02:04 AM PST by a fool in paradise (Decade of decision for America)
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To: Kaslin

Anyone from any country should be allowed political asylum in the USA for stuff like this. Mexicans don’t even do this crap.


7 posted on 01/14/2020 10:03:25 AM PST by Monty22002
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Predatory court system


8 posted on 01/14/2020 10:07:34 AM PST by Gene Eric (Don't be a statist!)
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To: Kaslin

We are in election away from having that go on here. We’re very close to it right now.

The people in power who actively assist in doing this should all burn in hell for the lives they are ruining.


9 posted on 01/14/2020 10:09:56 AM PST by ChildOfThe60s (If you can remember the 60s........you weren't really there)
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To: Monty22002

I don’t think it would do any good. It’s nearly that bad here right now.


10 posted on 01/14/2020 10:10:51 AM PST by ChildOfThe60s (If you can remember the 60s........you weren't really there)
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To: treetopsandroofs

The first Trudeau. Downhill ever since.


11 posted on 01/14/2020 10:11:33 AM PST by JudyinCanada
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To: Kaslin

Why is it that the mothers’ in similar cases are usually the one’s willing to aid or abet these irreversible procedures?
That’s a rhetorical question, more an observation.
Are the moms so afraid to Just Say No?


12 posted on 01/14/2020 10:15:34 AM PST by lee martell
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To: Kaslin

Maybe this is a time when you just go shoot yourself.


13 posted on 01/14/2020 10:17:03 AM PST by bigbob (Trust Trump. Trust the Plan.)
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To: Kaslin

Canadian justice is absolutely insane, utterly freakin off the wall nuts. Watch that documentary “Dear Zachary” if you get a chance. I couldn’t believe what the hell I was watching, state sanctioned murder of a one year old baby by a psychopath already indicted for another murder.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dear_Zachary:_A_Letter_to_a_Son_About_His_Father


14 posted on 01/14/2020 10:21:22 AM PST by GrandJediMasterYoda (Out of the depths of leftist hell, I cry to you oh lord!)
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To: Kaslin

The left is severing parent-child bonds because it wants the Almighty State to take the place of the parent.


15 posted on 01/14/2020 10:22:15 AM PST by I want the USA back (If free speech is taken away, dumb and silent we are led, like sheep to the slaughter: G Washington)
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To: Toughluck_freeper; All

I was watching Catch 21 on GSN yesterday and there was a player on who had the body of a male, but when it started to talk it sounded like a female, and not at all like a male.


16 posted on 01/14/2020 10:22:42 AM PST by Kaslin
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To: JudyinCanada

Thanks, 1968, like the Rats in Chicago, same year.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1968_Canadian_federal_election

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1968_Democratic_National_Convention


17 posted on 01/14/2020 10:23:06 AM PST by treetopsandroofs
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To: Kaslin

SICK.


18 posted on 01/14/2020 10:24:36 AM PST by simpson96
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To: Kaslin

Bookmark


19 posted on 01/14/2020 10:41:14 AM PST by aquila48 (Do not let them make you care!)
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To: lee martell

“Why is it that the mothers’ in similar cases are usually the one’s willing to aid or abet these irreversible procedures?”

Many women are functionally insane.


20 posted on 01/14/2020 10:44:55 AM PST by Leep (Everyday is Trump Day!)
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