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Hibbing Mother Loses Lawsuit Over Transgender Child's Emancipation

Hibbing Mother Loses Lawsuit Over Transgender Child's Emancipation

May 24, 2017 11:05 PM

A U.S. district judge dismissed a Hibbing mother's lawsuit against her transgender child's emancipation.

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Anmarie Calgaro says she was shut out of her 17-year-old child's decision to become emancipated and receive transgender medical treatment.

Last year, she sued her child, as well as doctors, social service providers and school officials in St. Louis County. She claimed they violated her parental rights, and had been seeking a change in the state's legal process for emancipation.

But on Wednesday, a Judge Paul Magnuson concluded that the defendants cannot be held liable. He wrote that, "although Calgaro's parental rights over her minor son 'remain intact,' she has no standing to sue for their violation." Only a court order could terminate Calgaro's parental rights.

Calgaro's representation, the Thomas More Society, plans to appeal to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 8th Circuit.


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