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Father jailed for calling his transgender child, who was born female, his ‘daughter’ and denouncing ‘her’ medical treatment

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The man complained about doctors giving puberty blockers to the 14-year-old, and referred to the child with the pronouns ‘she’ and ‘her’, in defiance of a court order. He was sent to prison for six months for contempt of court.

British Columbia Supreme Court Justice Michael Tammen denounced his behaviour as outrageous contempt of a court order imposed to protect the girl’s identity. He handed down a “strong denunciatory sentence” on the man for “blatantly, wilfully and repeatedly” defying publication bans.

But what else could a father do when his daughter suddenly decided that she was a boy, and was then promptly affirmed by a psychologist before being referred to an endocrinologist for puberty blockers and cross-sex hormones?

The man – whose identity is withheld to protect his child and who was referred to in court only by the initials CD – was found to be in contempt of court for speaking publicly about the case. Previously, he had been prohibited from calling the teen his daughter and publicly referring to them with the pronouns ‘she’ and ‘her’. The child prefers the use of male pronouns.

The man is separated from the child’s mother, who apparently supports the transition.

I spoke over the weekend to Chris Elston – himself a father of two girls aged 11 and nine – who attended the sentencing hearing to show solidarity with CD. Elston, an insurance broker by profession, turned to activism because of the pernicious impact of gender ideology on women’s rights and the safeguarding of children.

Pictured alongside the father during an earlier hearing, Elston straps his campaign to his body, his placard stating: “Children cannot consent to puberty blockers. Stop the child abuse!

I felt it was my duty as a dad of girls to push back against this,” he told me. “I empathize so much with all of the parents whose children are coming to harm, and with politicians refusing to listen, media refusing to report, schools everywhere indoctrinating our children, and every major corporation jumping on board, I felt it was necessary to speak........

© RT.com

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