A complaint for declaratory relief and injunction was filed by a Minnesota mother on Wednesday after St. Louis County and other agencies attempted to gives her son transgender services and narcotic drugs without her parental consent.
According to the Thomas More Society, which represents the mother in the case:
Anmarie Calgaro’s child has been handled by the defendants as an emancipated minor despite no court action to that effect. According to her suit, Minnesota law provides Calgaro no recourse to challenge the emancipation status, which is a violation of her rights as guaranteed under the United State Constitution. She is being represented by attorneys from the not-for-profit public interest law firm, the Thomas More Society, along with Mohrman, Kaardal & Erickson, P.A. Named as defendants in Calgaro’s lawsuit are St. Louis County, St. Louis County Public Health and Human Services Director, Fairview Health Services, Park Nicollet Health Services, St. Louis County School District, Principal of the Cherry School, and her minor son.
Calgaro’s parental involvement has been repeatedly circumvented as it concerns her 17-year old son. This interference is despite Minnesota’s strong legal tradition of protecting parental rights. In June of 2015, Mid-Minnesota Legal Aid Clinic advised the boy that he was emancipated without a court order; however no legal action has been taken to terminate his mother’s parental rights.
With the same disregard for parental consent, two medical service providers Park Nicollet Minneapolis Gender Services and Fairview provided the minor child medical treatment for a sex change from male to female and for prescribed narcotics, respectively. The medical services and were paid for through St. Louis County Public Health and Human Services.
The St. Louis County Schools, Independent School District 2142, is also treating the child as an emancipated minor, something he is not. The school district is classifying the boy as an adult with exclusive rights to information and decision-making. They are denying Calgaro access to his educational records or any legal authority to affect his educational decision-making.
“This is an outrageous abuse of power by multiple agencies,” said President and Chief Counsel of the Thomas More Society Tom Brejcha. “To treat a minor child without either parental consent or a court order of emancipation is a violation of the trust placed upon the human service sector and its governmental oversight agencies. To give a parent no recourse to intervene in this situation is an egregious violation of Constitutional rights.”
According to spokewoman Dana Kazel of St. Louis County, the county had not been served “with any documents related to a lawsuit purportedly filed.”
“A review of district court filings conducted this morning also did not yield any results,” she added.
According to the filing notes of the lawsuit:
- Calgaro’s son is being given unauthorized services and narcotic drugs without either parental consent or a court order of emancipation.
- Minnesota law violates Calgaro’s federal right to due process because she has no ability to challenge the service providers’ actions without either parental consent or a court order of emancipation.
- Calgaro has no path to object to her son’s life-changing operation under Minnesota law.
- Minnesota Courts recognize that a minor child is not emancipated until a Court decides the child is emancipated.
- The son has filed two petitions to establish a female name. Those requests have been denied because he has no court order of emancipation.
What’s most interesting is that a district judge turned down the boy’s petition to change his name from a male one to a female name for “lack of any adjudication relative to emancipation.”
Kaardal summarized all that had taken place in a statement:
“Ms. Calgaro as a Minnesota parent is entitled to notice and hearing when parental rights regarding a minor child are terminated. Regarding emancipation, the courts recognize a common law right for a teenager to petition for emancipation; but, the courts do not recognize a corresponding common law right for a parent to petition to de-emancipate a teenager. Thus, Minnesota statutes constitutionally err by allowing a medical service provider to treat a teenager as emancipated without a court order and without providing parents a post-deprivation process to challenge the medical service provider’s determination of emancipation. Similarly, the County’s and School District’s determinations of the teenager’s emancipation without a court order violate the parent’s right to notice and a hearing; but, unlike the medical service providers, the County and the School District do not have a statute to pin their unconstitutional conduct on.”
“As a parent, Ms. Calgaro has a fundamental right to make decisions concerning the care, custody and control of her children,” the complaint reads and then cites the Supreme Court, which said, “We have recognized on numerous occasions the relationship between parent and child is constitutionally protected.”
The lawsuit then charges that those involved “effectively terminated the protected constitutional parental rights of Ms. Calgaro … violated the federal due process rights of Ms. Calgaro.”
The fact of the matter is that it is impossible to alter a person’s sex. However, should this be an issue that the state or school system is involved in? I think not. In fact, I have constantly been against the pubic state-controlled indoctrination centers that are pushing this depraved sexual education, sodomy, lesbianism and transgender agenda. Instead, I call on parents across America to pull their children from these indoctrination centers and teach them at home. You can even start for free by clicking here.Don't forget to Like Freedom Outpost on Facebook and Twitter, and follow our friends at RepublicanLegion.com.
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