Minnesota Mother Sues After Son Receives Hormone Treatments Without Parental Consent

mn-compressedMINNEAPOLIS, Minn. — A mother in Minnesota has filed a federal lawsuit against state and county officials after her teenage son was granted emancipation without her knowledge or consent and was subsequently provided with hormonal treatment to begin a “gender transition” without her approval.

“Last year, without my knowledge or consent, without any court hearings or legal process, without any involvement on my part whatsoever, a legal aid group that gives free services to low income people created a notice of emancipation for my 15-year-old son,” Anmarie Calgaro outlined at a press conference on Wednesday. “Suddenly, my son, without any notice to me, was no longer under my supervision.”

Calgaro was consequently prohibited from receiving any information about her son, who was treated as an adult by the Department of Human Services and provided with public services, including assistance with food, housing and medical services.

“It was then brought to my knowledge that my son had begun receiving hormone replacement treatments from Park Nicollet health services to transition from male to female with medical assistance paying for this,” she said. “I was not consulted or informed about this in any way. I had no way to give or receive any information about my son.”

Calgaro learned that her son was also provided with narcotics as well.

“The news that county agencies and health services providers, the school and other county and state offices were completely bypassing me came as a complete and total shock. Why wasn’t I even notified?” she asked, breaking down in tears.

According to her lawsuit, Calgaro takes issue that the Mid-Minnesota Legal Aid Clinic did not investigate any of Calgaro’s son’s claims about his relationship with his mother before issuing the emancipation. Calgaro says that the assertions her son had made, as reflected in a letter drafted by an attorney with the clinic, were false. She has six other children and is divorced.

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Calgaro also believes that the emancipation is invalid as it was not issued by a court.

Earlier this year, Calgaro’s son sought to change his name from male to female, but was rejected by a district court, which noted that Minnesota law requires that the request be made by the parent or guardian. It also outlined that “a legal issue exists as to whether the juvenile petitioner herein has a legal basis to assert emancipation.”

“St. Louis County’s determination that [Calgaro’s son] was eligible for government-paid medical services was the cause of why Park Nicollet and Fairview determined that [Calgaro’s son] was emancipated for the purposes of providing medical services,” the legal complaint outlines.

Calgaro is seeking an injunction against further services being provided to her son, and is requesting that the court order the clinic and others to turn over his records for his mother’s review.

She is also requesting a declaratory judgment “that her due process rights under the U.S. Constitution Due Process Clause were violated by defendants because she has no statutory or common law cause of action to challenge in state court the defendants’ determinations of emancipation without a court order which led to the medical, educational and other services being provided and denial of access to medical, educational and other records without parental consent and without a court order.”

“This is an outrageous abuse of power by multiple agencies,” stated Tom Brejcha, president and chief counsel of the Thomas More Society, which is representing Calgaro in court. “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.”


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  • Grace Kim Kwon

    Nazis didn’t like the German children getting instructions from the German parents, either. Villains act similar. Parents wish and plan children’s best; the states don’t, especially the godless ones. All children need the Lord’s instructions in the Holy Bible to live right. Americans are the people of the principle. When the principle(Christianity) is lost, so is the healthy nationhood.

  • mammy32

    Good for her!!

  • RWH

    I doubt whether she’ll succeed. Other articles published by various sources state that the kid has been not living at home for two years and has declared emancipation. The mother has essentially told the kid not to come home. Minnesota doesn’t need a court order. The rules state that kids that are emancipated can make medical decisions for themselves. In short, she’s out of luck.

  • Nidalap

    Hitler stated May 1, 1937: “The youth of today is ever the people of tomorrow. For this reason we have set before ourselves the task of inoculating our youth with the spirit of this community of the people at a very early age, at an age when human beings are still unperverted and therefore unspoiled. … This Reich stands, and it is building itself up for the future, upon its youth. And this new Reich will give its youth to no one, but will itself take youth and give to youth its own education and its own upbringing.”

  • Nidalap

    Adolph Hitler stated Nov. 6, 1933: “When an opponent declares, ‘I will not come over to your side,’ I calmly say, ‘Your child belongs to us already. … What are you? You will pass on. Your descendants, however, now stand in the new camp. In a short time they will know nothing else but this new community.’”

  • american4godncountry✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

    We need to get rid of the atheists in our country. This is what happens when we allow secularism to take control of our country, our faith and most importantly, our way of life. I pray that not only will this mother have her victory in court but her victory for our nation!

  • http://www.gmail.com/ David van Heerden

    Sodomites love to say that they do not commit pedophillia, that such accusations are unwarranted. Yet someone other than the parents counseled this boy to embrace personal perversion. They preyed on a boy whose father is absent, and whose mother is overrun, and still they had to do what they did in secret.

    • Jenny Ondioline

      This story has nothing to do with sodomites.

      • http://www.gmail.com/ David van Heerden

        Sure. You may be interested in buying a fine suspension bridge over the East River? It’s going real cheap, and buyers are lining up, but if you can put down a deposit, you can secure it for yourself today.

        • Jenny Ondioline

          Smugness and contempt aside, do explain how sodomites play into this story. I’d love to know.

          • http://www.gmail.com/ David van Heerden

            If you care to comment without bothering to support your opinion with as much as a motivating statement, why would I put contempt aside? The bridge, I should mention, is in excellent condition.

          • Jenny Ondioline

            So, sodomites are in fact irrelevant to this story and were just thrown in for a bit of cheap hyperbole. Got it, thanks.

          • http://www.gmail.com/ David van Heerden

            Where would you like your bridge delivered? You got it already? Ok.

          • Jenny Ondioline

            On the subject of sodomy, I’m sure you’re fine with it when a woman is one of the participants.

          • http://www.gmail.com/ David van Heerden

            Suddenly you’re all knowledgeable about what these people do in private. You should have made me an offer for the bridge.

          • Jenny Ondioline

            I think the bridge is about as relevant to the subject at hand as the hate is.

          • http://www.gmail.com/ David van Heerden

            Yeah, who so hated this young man that he turned him to perversion? It was the bridge. Definitely the bridge.

          • Jenny Ondioline

            “Perversion” isn’t transgenderism. It’s faith based hatred.

          • Jenny Ondioline

            I just wonder why you’d use a word like “sodomites” when it’s completely irrelevant to the discussion. You’re free to do so, of course. Just expect no one to know what you’re talking about.