In their divorce proceedings, the mother has charged the father with child abuse for not affirming James as transgender, has sought restraining orders against him, and is seeking to terminate his parental rights. She is also seeking to require him to pay for the child’s visits to a transgender-affirming therapist and transgender medical alterations, which may include hormonal sterilization starting at age eight.
(Sidenote: In a jurisdiction that offers no-fault or “unilateral” divorce (see this chapter on Texas family law), there is nothing mutual about a divorce lawsuit. One parent sues the other. So “their divorce proceedings” is misleading.)
In addition to the lawyers, the psychology industry is getting revenue:
When his mother, a pediatrician, took James for counseling, she chose a gender transition therapist who diagnosed him with gender dysphoria, a mental conflict between physical sex and perceived gender. James’ precious young life hinges purely on the diagnosis of gender dysphoria by a therapist who wraps herself in rainbow colors,
In the world’s most litigious and expensive venue for custody litigation (compare to Germany, for example), transgenderism adds a new twist. In addition to arguing over where children spend their time and how much cash children will yield for a plaintiff parent, now everyone in the industry can get paid to argue about whether an 8-year-old gets gender reassignment hormones and surgery.