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Mom asks if she's wrong for not wanting to give family heirloom to her trans daughter.

Mom asks if she's wrong for not wanting to give family heirloom to her trans daughter.

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Family traditions involving valuable, precious heirlooms can get pretty messy sometimes.

While traditions are a beautiful way of preserving a family's memories, traditions do need to change with the times every now and then. Why does the eldest male in the family typically get diamond engagement rings to give to a woman? Let the women in the family have those rings, it means more to them to wear their own family member's ring!

So, when a distressed mother of a trans teenage daughter, a cis teen daughter and cis young adult son consulted the moral underbelly of the internet (Reddit's Am I the As*hole?) section about a dispute at dinner over a diamond necklace, people were ready to give her advice.

Question: AITA (Am I the As*hole?) for refusing to give my trans daughter a family heirloom?

I have 3 kids Susan (17), Jessica (mtf for 4 years 18), and Matt (21). There's a tradition on my side of the family where the oldest daughter in the family gets a beautiful diamond necklace when they turn 18. Okay, so I was having dinner with my family last night when Susan casually asked me if she could please wear the necklace to her junior prom. I told her she could and joked that it doesn't matter because in a year it will be hers. This is where Jessica chimed in and said, "how come I'm not going to get it? I am the oldest daughter." This made us all quiet and I didn't really know what to say as I've never really thought about it since I always planned on giving it to Susan .

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