TX state rep vows action after 'transition' legal fight

Wednesday, October 30, 2019
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Chris Woodward (OneNewsNow.com)

gavel with stethoscopeFollowing a court case that gained national attention, a state legislator in Texas is vowing to introduce legislation prohibiting the use of puberty blockers for children.

The promise from state Rep. Matt Krause comes after a custody battle over 7-year-old James Younger, who reportedly wants to be a girl according to his mother. But his father, however, claims that is not true and blames the mother for pushing the boy to become a girl named “Luna.”

A jury ruled in favor of the mother, paving the way for her to begin hormone treatments on James, but the family court judge later ruled the divorced parents will make joint medical decisions for the child.

"This is a 7-year-old child," Rep. Krause told the "Washington Watch with Tony Perkins" radio program. "I don't know of hardly any other area in culture today where we allow 7-year-olds to make such momentous decisions, especially life-altering ones, irreparable ones if things go wrong."

It is one thing for an 18-year-old, who is considered a legal adult, to make such decisions but not a 7-year-old child, he said.

Krause is not alone in his concern. After the jury verdict, Gov. Greg Abbott tweeted October 23 that the James Younger situation is "being looked into by the Texas Attorney General's Office and the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services."

"Honestly, I don't even think this is a partisan issue at this point," said Krause, who is also the father of a 7-year-old. "I've talked to others who disagree with me on many issues, who have a different ideology on a lot of political issues with me, but they even say, Hey, at 7 years old, you can't make these decisions and know exactly what you're asking to do at 7. And on top of that, you certainly should not do it in a situation like this where the two parents have different ideas."

According to “Washington Watch” host Tony Perkins, the legal, medical, and political issue of gender transition should be examined all across the country, not just in Texas.

“A 7-year-old,” Perkins said, “hardly knows what to wear unless he has his clothes laid out for him in the morning."

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