A Texas dad suffered a devastating setback Monday to his efforts to prevent his 7-year-old son from undergoing a gender transition.
A Dallas jury opted not to award Jeffrey Younger sole custody of his twin sons, James and Jude, paving the way for the boys’ mother, Anne Georgulas, to allow James to receive hormone therapy, the Washington Examiner reported.
Younger argued that his wife wanted to subject James to a transition against his will.
Georgulas has consistently advocated for her son’s gender transition, despite an expert witness testifying last week that James might not be fully convinced he is female.
“There is still some fluidity in his thinking,” said Dr. Benjamin Albritton in sworn testimony.
Albritton also testified that James, who wishes to be called Luna, “gave no indications of other significant psychological difficulties.”
The court’s decision will let Georgulas keep sole custody of her two sons and proceed with plans to start James on hormone replacement therapy, the Examiner reported.
Georgulas had petitioned the court to force Younger to refer to James as Luna and limit his visits with the boys.
She also asked that Younger not be allowed to expose James to anyone who would not “affirm” his identity as a girl.