Fr. Mark Hodges – February 22, 2018
CINCINNATI, Ohio, February 22, 2018 (LifeSiteNews) – Parental rights suffered a blow in Ohio on Friday when a Juvenile Court judge stripped parents of their daughter after they refused to go along with her transition to “male.”
Hamilton County Juvenile Court Judge Sylvia Sieve Hendon awarded full custody to the girl’s maternal grandparents in a case that raises grave concerns about parental rights in the era of self-proclaimed “gender identity.”
“This is a major setback for advocates of parental rights and religious freedom,” the Federalist’s Nicole Russell assessed. “The judge awarded custody to the teen’s grandparents who were, in the court’s eyes, more accepting of the teen’s wishes” to receive sex change drugs.
“We think the grandparents are the ones who have an open mind” regarding sex change chemicals, the court-appointed guardian testified, while “the parents have clearly indicated that they’re not open to it.”