On August 11, Judge Mary Brown gave complete medical, psychological and psychiatric care to Dr. Anne Georgulas, who believes her eight-year-old son James Younger is really a girl named “Luna.”

The ruling takes away a joint managing conservatorship with the boy’s father, Jeffrey Younger. That outcome gave both parents a say in the boy’s upbringing, while this latest twist in the ongoing custody battle leaves Georgulas free to raise her son as a girl.

The case received national attention last fall when a jury ruled, 11-1, that the mother should have sole conservatorship over James and his twin brother, Jude. Judge Kim Cooks overturned that verdict, giving both parents a say in the boys’ medical treatment.

According to LifeSiteNews, Cooks “found that Georgulas was overly affirming in instances when James supposedly showed a desire to be a girl, including taking him to LGBTQ parades, buying him dresses and fake hair, and enrolling him in kindergarten as a ‘girl’ named ‘Luna’.”

Georgulas appealed, filing motions to have the decision overturned and Cooks recused from the case. In December 2019, another hearing was held. Cooks was replaced with Judge Brown, who presides over the 301st Judicial District Court of Dallas County. She decided to uphold joint custody in January 2020.

The ruling was appealed again by Georgulas in July. According to the Facebook page “Save James,” a website dedicated to keeping James from social and medical transitioning to look like a girl, Georgulas asked for:

  • Exclusive control of the two boys’ education and medical, psychological and psychiatric care.
  • Jeffrey Younger to pay all attorney’s fees.
  • A court order forcing the two boys and their father into counseling, at the cost of $5,000 a month, with Georgulas choosing the counselors.

Younger said that his ex-wife violated the original court order by enrolling James in a school that treats him as a girl – without his father’s legally-required consent.

A hearing was scheduled to be held on August 11, but Judge Brown ruled without one, giving sole custody to Georgulas. LifeSiteNews reports, “There was no explanation why Judge Brown issued her order without the proper hearing.”

Georgulas is now free to re-enroll James in school as “Luna.” She’s also free to give the boy puberty blockers, which stop the normal adolescent process of growing into manhood.

Most boys who struggle with sexual identity confusion will – if not pushed to “transition” – outgrow the issue by adolescence. But recently, there’s been an increased push to “socially transition” children, as Georgulas has reportedly tried to do, using clothing and a name change to identify James as a girl. The next steps involve puberty blockers, which may be given to boys as young as 11, then opposite-sex hormones, and finally, surgery to approximate the look of the opposite sex.

This treatment can lead to permanent sterility, stunted growth and an effect on brain development. It also creates dangerous health risks such as cardiac disease, high blood pressure, blood clots, diabetes and cancer.

This is what’s at stake for James. The ongoing custody battle over this young Texas boy continues, as Jeffrey Younger fights for his son’s masculinity. According to Save James, a special evidentiary hearing is scheduled for September. 

Photo from SaveJames.com

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