Footage went viral on social media Thursday showing a group of students in Texas calling a father who lost custody of his son for refusing to transition his gender a “f***ing fascist!”
A Dallas-area father is running for the Texas House of Representatives to outlaw sex reassignment surgeries for children after losing a years-long battle for custody of his 9-year-old twins, one of whom is a transgender girl.
Jeffrey Younger of Flower Mound filed to run as a Republican in Texas House District 63 on Nov. 23. He blames a pediatrician for incorrectly diagnosing his child, who goes by Luna, and claims the doctor “planned to put him on chemical castration drugs” when Luna turns nine.
“This is child abuse, as every conservative knows,” Younger says on his campaign website. “Even the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services considers medical transitioning of children [as] child abuse. But still the [Texas] Legislature hasn’t acted. Texas is one of the nation’s largest providers of sex-change surgeries and chemical castration hormone treatments to children.”
Younger accuses the nearby Coppell Independent School District of “right now actively teaching” his child to be a girl.
“When I took James to school in boys clothing, the teacher gave him a dress to wear,” Younger says, using his child’s birth name. “The school doesn’t call James by his real name. They use a girl’s name. They actively teach James that he is really a girl. They even make James use the girl’s bathroom.”
Younger blames “his mother, the courts, the schools and the Legislature” for the situation. He blames the Republican-controlled Legislature for failing to outlaw sex-change surgeries on children in the last two sessions. He refuses to refer to his child by her preferred name, Luna.