In the latest development in a family court case that has drawn national attention, Judge Kim Cooks of Texas’ 255th Family District Court ruled Thursday that a father whose son was being transitioned to female by his mother would have joint medical decision-making rights, according to The Texan.
Despite the fact that the struggle between Jeff Younger and his ex-wife, Dr. Anne Georgulas, has been a contentious cultural flashpoint, only a limited number of reporters were allowed in the courtroom to witness Cooks’ ruling.
The ruling came after a Monday jury decision that Georgulas would have sole custody of the 7-year-old boy — and therefore complete control over any psychiatric and medical treatment he might receive.
Younger and Georgulas had taken different approaches toward their son James and his apparent desire to become a girl named “Luna.”
Georgulas had wanted to start “socially transitioning” their son, which involves “affirming” James’ gender identity as a female. (Continue to Full UPDATE)