b) he be acknowledged and referred to as male, both generally and with respect to any matters arising in these proceedings, now or in the future and any references to him in relation to this proceeding, now or in the future, employ only male pronouns; and
(c) he be identified, both generally and in these proceedings by the name he has currently chosen, notwithstanding that his birth certificate presently identifies him under a different name.
Y'all do realize that the judge essentially proclaimed this person male. Note that the judge ordered treatment for gender dysphoria and prohibited anyone from discouraging the child from receiving the treatment. Does anyone else see the inherent contradiction in this? What if, in treatment, the child is "cured" and comfortably returns to her birth gender? What then? The judge ruled that the child is male. This is contrary to science and it is beyond his scope of authority. The only person or persons who should make such a decision for a child are properly trained medical doctors.
But Sivad is absolutely correct. The state of the medical science in this field is appalling. It is not so much science as a moral determination. Something like "it is moral to want people to have their own way; science or no science."
I see the results of this kind of anti-scientific progressiveness every day. I see seriously mentally ill people who have been "freed" from mental hospitals where they were kept "against their will". Yes. "Released" from the institutional care that kept them from being terrified every moment of their lives. "Freed" to live their lives on their own terms, laying in doorways covered with their own feces, hungry and cold, and afraid of every passerby. Never mind what some stodgy old white male MD's at the state hospital said. They are just caught in the past. Let the people go into the freedom of a rainbow world.
As I was leaving the clinic today I glanced over to a chain link fence by the parking lot. There was a bundle of rags there. I am accustomed to this and went to check. In the rags was a girl of about 20-25. I had seen her at the clinic the previous week. All cleaned up and looking quite attractive though she had lost her shoes. We gave her a meal and some shoes and sent her happily on her way. Had this judge seen her then and then listened to my opinion that she needed to be institutionalized at least for a time he would have turned her loose and enjoined me from advocating that she receive inpatient psychiatric care. Drive by judging. She is paranoid schizophrenic. Today she was laying terrified in her own filth. Because she knew me she allowed me to take her into the clinic and get the nurses to clean her up, give her some clothes and feed her. Then she had a thought and ran away.
I wonder who is going to fuck her tonight. I wonder if it will be voluntary or if some other street person will just drag her into the bushes. Will she scream for help or will the voices tell her to be quiet? Was she together enough to work a corner? She was definitely not together enough to "qualify" for a shelter. Or will tonight be the night that she has had enough and she will just walk in front of a train?
I'm going to break my rule and use the "L" word. Liberals need to stop playing God where they have nothing to go on but their own self-righteous notions of what ought to be. We have science for a reason. Science does not just say yes or no. Science frequently says "wait". We know very little about gender dysphoria. (Or as I would prefer it be called, the old-fashioned "gender identity disorder".) How to deal with these cases is not a moral decision. That should have nothing to do with it. If science presents a clearly correct, peer reviewed, effective course of action the the answer is yes. If there is no good course of action then the answer is no. In the case of GID the scientific answer is "wait". Experimenting on children is not good science. Nor is allowing some arrogant judge to presume to declare someone's gender identity by judicial fiat. I feel sorry for the young girl. She is the one who is not getting the help she needs. And part of that help should be to treat her dysphoria and wait for her to be ready to make the decision to transition, only when and if she and the doctors agree it is the right thing to do. And that is as an adult.