Right now Lambda Legal, the ACLU and other attorneys have two lawsuits in which they’re trying to end the investigation of families of transgender kids who may be receiving gender-affirming care. Both cases have reached the appellate court level.
Shelly Skeen, senior attorney with Lambda Legal, said this incident has caused pain to the child and his family.
A court filing by Lambda Legal shows that a 13-year-old boy was pulled out of class by the Department of Family and Protective services, for an hour. The attorney says the boy is so shaken up by the whole thing that he has been struggling to back to class since @KVUE pic.twitter.com/wUQQdZPeNI
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“It caused her kiddo to have, in essence, a meltdown. You’ll see that that’s the case. The kid did not go back to class, his name is Steve, and has had trouble going back to class since then,” she said. “What we’re trying to do with the trial court is give the trial court additional evidence that it had asked for, that these families are suffering irreparable harm.”
DFPS did not answer specific questions but they did send information regarding what circumstances they can talk to a child without their parent’s permission. For a full guide, click here.