A Texas father at the center of a bitter, years-long gender transition case claims his ex-wife moved to California, planning to chemically castrate their 9-year-old son, James, who identifies as a girl named “Luna.”
The father of two, Jeff Younger, who unsuccessfully ran for the Texas statehouse on an anti-trans platform, appeared on Tucker Carlson Tonight on Thursday and shared a video that appears to show his son identifying as female.
According to the recording, 9-year-old James is asked if he is a boy, to which he replies, “No, I’m a girl.”
According to the grade-schooler, his mother, pediatrician Dr. Anne Georgulas, told him he was a girl and dressed him in dresses.
“My blood ran cold when I realized what she had planned for that boy,” Younger said to Carlson.
His ex-wife allegedly relocated his son and his twin brother to California just days before New Year’s Day when the state’s “trans refuge” law went into effect.
This law is intended to protect transgender children and their families “if they’re being criminalized in their home states,” Senator Wiener, a Democrat, tweeted after Gov. Gavin Newsom signed it into law.
Younger claims that his ex began “transitioning” James at age 2 and attempted to enroll him in a gender clinic in Dallas at age 5.
“Pediatrician records show that she intended to chemically castrate him at age 8 or 9, his current age,” Younger claimed. “And then he magically moves to California? I don’t think this is an accident.”
The pediatrician’s records were not provided by Younger.
The term chemical castration refers to the use of chemicals or drugs to stop the production of sex hormones. In contrast to surgical castration, chemical castration does not remove organs and is not a sterilization procedure. Additionally, it is reversible.
Meanwhile, Georgulas has maintained that James is transgender, prefers to dress in dresses and prefers to be addressed as “Luna.”
A gender therapist recommended that James begin transitioning by wearing dresses and going by the nickname “Luna,” after he asked his mother asked for a “girl’s toy” and wanted to be a character from the Disney film “Frozen.”
However, Younger claims that his son’s mother imposed those tendencies upon him.
According to Younger, school personnel at his son’s former California school were in cahoots with his ex-wife and helped secretly transition the child.
“I’d bring my son to school in boy’s clothes and they’d give him a dress and make him use the girls restroom,” he told Carlson.
It is unclear what school his son attended or whether the school has issued a statement regarding the allegations.
According to a Dallas judge in 2019, James Younger and his twin brother, Jude, will remain under joint custody of both their parents, but in August 2021 another judge granted Georgulas full custody of the children.
According to a subsequent court order, “neither parent may treat a child with hormonal suppression therapy, puberty blockers, and/or transgender reassignment surgery (if any) without the consent of the parents or court order,” The Texan reported.
However, Younger is convinced that his ex-wife uprooted their children and moved to California in order to circumvent the court order.
Senate Bill 107 in the Golden State “prohibit[s] the enforcement of an order based on another state’s law authorizing a child to be removed from their parent or guardian based on that parent or guardian allowing their child to receive gender-affirming health care or gender-affirming mental health care.”
A petition was filed by Younger asking the Texas Supreme Court to order Georgulas to return their sons to Texas before California’s new “trans sanctuary” law takes effect, but the petition was denied on New Year’s Eve.
In an 8-1 decision, the panel determined that Younger’s appeal was unnecessary.
In their concurring opinion, Justices Jimmy Blacklock and Evan Young argue that Younger misunderstood California law.
“Father misreads California’s new law,” according to the opinion.
“A court order allocating the parental rights of divorced parents based on case-specific judicial findings about the best interests of their children is in no way ‘a law of another state,’” according to the opinion.
In addition, the justices claim that Younger’s appeal was “speculative.”
“Concern that any of this will happen would be entirely speculative in any case,” they stated.
“In this case, given that Mother has now represented to both this Court and the district court that she has no intention of trying to make it happen, it is not merely speculative but potentially prohibited by principles of estoppel.”
The justices, however, wrote that if Georgulas tried to have her son undergo a gender transition without the consent of her ex-husband, Younger “could seek immediate appellate relief.”
Younger responded by tweeting that the California Supreme Court terminated his parental rights and paved the way for his child’s chemical castration.
“Texas is an empire of child abuse, led by Texas judges,” exclaimed the father.
During his interview with Carlson, the father further criticized the justices for siding with his ex-wife.
“They determine, absurdly, that my wife is no more likely to transition my son in California under the sanctuary laws than she would in Texas, and absurdly … claims that we can enforce an injunction against her in California,” he said.
Several conservative leaders have expressed interest in the acrimonious custody dispute, including Texas Attorney General Bill Paxton and US Senator Ted Cruz.
“A 7-year-old child doesn’t have the maturity to make profound decisions like this,” Cruz wrote on Twitter in 2019.
“The state of Texas should protect this child’s right to choose — as an informed, mature person — and not be used as a pawn in a left-wing political agenda.”