The Dallas Morning News
Trans teen wins fight with parents in court
CINCINNATI — A transgender Ohio teen’s grandparents have been granted custody and will be allowed to decide whether the 17-year-old can pursue hormone therapy at a hospital after he’s evaluated by a psychologist not affiliated with the hospital, a judge in Cincinnati ruled Friday.
Judge Sylvia Hendon’s ruling appears to have ended a legal battle that pitted the teen and his maternal grandparents against his parents, who denied he was transgender and sought Christian-based therapy for him. The ruling also gives the grandparents the right to allow him to change his name.
The judge also called on the state Legislature to consider enacting laws that provide a “framework” for juvenile courts in Ohio to evaluate a minor’s “right to consent to gender therapy.”