In Canada, a father is being persecuted by the media and in the courts for the crime of referring to his teenager, a biological female, as his daughter.
The man, whose case has been in the headlines since 2019, has been fighting to prevent his 15-year-old from undergoing a gender transition over the objections of the state and his ex-wife, the New York Post reports.
According to The Daily Wire, the man was arrested and jailed on Tuesday after being found in contempt of court for speaking out against what he calls a “delusion.”
In an article published that same day, the Post Millennial provided a heartbreaking account of how the Canadian father has been systematically crushed by the school system, the medical establishment, and the courts.
His now-teenager started identifying as a boy at age 11. The school affirmed these beliefs without notifying the child’s parents, and at 13, the teen was diagnosed with gender dysphoria by a psychologist, Dr. Wallace Wong, who recommended a transition, the Post Millennial reported.
Doctors assessed that the teenager understood the risks and said that the transition should proceed without delay, citing a suicide attempt, according to The Daily Wire. When the father objected, doctors notified him that his consent was not “required,” and he went to court.
In February 2019, Justice Gregory Bowden agreed that the consent of the child’s parents was not necessary, warning that any attempt to stop the transition — or even to refer to the teenager using female pronouns — was “family violence.”
Not backing down
In the two years since, judge after judge has continued to trample on the man’s rights as a father, prohibiting him from referring to the teen as a girl, from attempting to dissuade his child from transitioning (a decision he says was later reversed), and even from speaking publicly about the case.
In January 2020, the teen’s father won a partial victory when the highest court in British Columbia cleared him of “family violence” and removed a protective order from a judge who had threatened him with arrest if he dared to refer to his own child as a girl, but the court ruled that the transition would continue, according to The Federalist.
“What happens when the bubble explodes and the delusion ends?” the teen’s father pressed, according to the Post Millennial. “She can never go back to being a girl in the healthy body she should have had… These kids don’t understand. What kind of 13-year-old is thinking about having a family and kids?”
For protesting this derangement in defiance of the courts, the man is now facing criminal prosecution. On Tuesday, he surrendered to authorities after the attorney general of British Columbia issued a warrant for “contempt,” The Daily Wire reported.
He is said to be facing five years in prison.