Update of our previous article about Jeffrey Younger’s efforts to save his son.

The Texan just reported that Judge Kim Cooks ruled that Jeffrey Younger and Dr. Anne Georgulas will remain in joint managing conservatorship of their son, 7-year-old James Younger. Cooks overruled an earlier eleven to one jury decision that denied Mr. Younger sole conservatorship over the boy.

Georgulas insists that James is really a girl and calls him “Luna.” Younger, her ex-husband, understands that James is biologically male and believes Georgulas began pushing him to identify as a girl when he was almost 3 years old.

The judge also placed a gag order on the father and said both parents will have a say in 7-year-old James’ and his twin brother Jude’s medical treatment. This begs the question of how James will be raised and what kind of therapy and medical treatment he will receive, since the parents are in such strong disagreement.

After the jury decision, Governor Greg Abbot tweeted that two Texas agencies were looking into the case, the Texas Attorney General’s Office and the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services. Those investigations remain ongoing.

A group of Texas legislators has said they will introduce a bill to keep doctors from giving puberty blockers and cross-sex hormones to minors. You can read more about Texas politicians’ responses to the case, here.


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