This story might put your own family Thanksgiving drama in perspective. A Minnesota mom named Anmarie Calgaro is suing her 17-year-old transgender daughter for transitioning from male to female, without "consulting" with her mother first, Pink News reports.
The teen, who cannot be named for legal reasons, reportedly sought the help of government agencies to begin the process of transitioning. She does not live with her mother and they have had zero contact, which makes sense since her mom is the kind of person to sue her own daughter.
Calgaro claimed in court this week that her "parental rights" had been infringed upon. She is also suing the county health board, school district and two local health care non-profits involved in her daughter's transition.
“It was brought to my knowledge that my son [sic] began receiving hormone replacement treatments from Park Nicollet Health Services to transition from male to female, with medical assistance paying for this," she said in a statement. “I was not consulted or informed about this in any way.”
Luckily, state law is on her daughter's side. According to Minnesota law: “any minor who is living separate and apart from parents and who is managing personal financial affairs may give effective consent to personal medical and other health services, and the consent of no other person is required." And earlier week, a judge ruled that Minnesota must provide gender reassignment on Medicaid.
Hey, here's a thought: if you want to get your kid to keep you informed about their life, maybe be accepting and loving (like this mom for example), and don't sue them in a court of law.
You can watch Calgaro's stomach-churning testimony here: