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DALLAS — It appeared earlier this week that 7-year old James Younger was all but certain to be sentenced to chemical castration by his non-biological mother. However, a verdict today wound the situation back, giving joint custody and decision-making authority to both parents; James appears to be safe from medically transitioning procedures for the time being.

Jeffrey Younger of Coppell, the father of 7-year old James Younger, has been fighting this battle for some time. After their divorce, Anne Georgulas—the child’s mother— began referring to James as “Luna,” dressing him in girls’ clothing, and reportedly withholding affection from the child unless he identified as a girl. She also forced school administrators and teachers to “affirm” the child as a girl.

In an effort to block an attempt by his ex-wife to have James chemically castrated and medically “transitioned” into a girl, Younger filed legal action requesting sole conservatorship over the child. That request was denied by a jury earlier this week.

However, according to spokesmen for the family, Judge Kim Cookes instituted and approved a joint conservatorship that would allow Younger to have a say over whether or not the child is put though such a medical procedure.

According to LifeSite News:

Prior to this case, Dr. Georgulas had exclusive rights to make decisions regarding psychological and psychiatric care for James and Jude. She needed to inform Mr. Younger of her decisions, but he couldn’t weigh in on or change the decisions. GENECIS wouldn’t begin James on puberty blockers without Mr. Younger’s consent.

 

Dr. Georgulas and Mr. Younger’s messy custody dispute entailed, in part, the latter filing a counter-petition to the court requesting sole managing conservatorship in order to obtain the ability to make decisions on psychological and psychiatric care. This would have given him the ability to prevent James’ from starting puberty blockers or cross-sex hormones.

 

Mr. Odeneal told supporters that an appeal “takes about a year” and it would be very difficult to overturn a jury ruling.

 

And though Younger was granted the ability to make joint medical decisions, James will still continue to be treated a girl when under his mother’s supervision.

Younger himself is unable to speak out, as the judge placed a gag order on him, preventing him from talking about the case publicly.

Though Younger was granted the ability to make joint medical decisions, James will still continue to be treated as a girl when under his mother’s supervision.