Mother sues teen daughter for gender transition without her consent


A mother in Minnesota is suing her 17-year-old daughter for beginning gender reassignment treatment without her consent.

Anmarie Calgaro said in a press conference the treatment began after a non-profit legal aid group helped her daughter, referred to as JDK in court papers, get emancipated.

She repeatedly referred to JDK as her son, using male pronouns.

"Suddenly, my son, without any notice to me, no longer was under my supervision," Ms Calgaro said.

"Not only was I robbed of the opportunity to help my son make good decisions but I also feel he was robbed of a key advocate in his life, his mother."

Law in Minnesota currently states a teen who is living away from home and financially independent can seek medical care without requiring parental consent.

In the letter provided by Mid-Minnesota Legal Aid and included in the filing, JDK says she has lived apart from her mother for six months and Ms Calgaro has "made no attempts to bring [her] home".

"[JDK's] mother has made it known to [her] that she no longer wishes to have any contact with [her]," the letter reads.

Ms Calgaro is seeking to stop all medical treatment that JDK is receiving and is also suing St Louis County, for paying for the care, the school district and the medical services providers involved.

JDK turns 18 next July.