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Indiana court upholds decision to separate trans child from allegedly abusive parents
2022-10-28

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The Indiana Court of Appeals upheld a lower court's decision to remove a transgender child from the parents' custody due to allegations of abuse and their refusal to support the teen's gender identity, The Los Angeles Blade reported.

The Court of Appeals published a 28-page ruling in the case of In the Matter of A.C. (Minor Child), Child in Need of Services, and M.C. (Mother) and J.C. (Father) v. Indiana Department of Child Services, which clarifies that the parents' freedom of speech/religious beliefs do not supersede the child's medical and/or psychological needs.

The mother and father claimed their status as "christians" as well as their rights to free speech and religion were infringed upon when the lower court intervened.

According to The Indiana Lawyer, the case started in May 2021, when the Department of Child Services received a report alleging that mother M.C. was verbally and emotionally abusing her 16-year-old child, A.C., by using rude and demeaning language regarding the teen's transgender identity.

The full Blade article is at www.losangelesblade.com/2022/10/27/indiana-court-upheld-decision-removing-trans-teen-from-parents/ .


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