Indiana parents lose custody after court rules not ‘affirming’ child’s gender identity is ‘abuse’

Oct 24, 2022 | Political News

The Court of Appeals in Indiana on Friday upheld a trial court’s decision to remove from a family’s home their child because the parents did not acknowledge their child’s transgender identity, and the child began suffering from anorexia. The court determined that the refusal to go along with the child’s gender identity constituted abuse.

Parents MC and JC filed an appeal against an Initial/Detention Order claiming that the Dispositional order, as well as the trial court’s prior order, are “erroneous,” and violate their constitutional rights to care, custody, and control of their child, as well as their right to exercise their religion, as well as their freedom of speech. The court ruled that the parents’ appeal was “moot,” and declined to address it.