"The parents of a 14-year-old girl are horrified that social workers are accusing them of neglect and fear that she could be taken from them in November unless they agree to let her live as a boy.
The girl was home-schooled along with two other children until last year, but within months of attending the local public school she began wearing boys clothes and wanted to be called Gary. She ran away and was returned to her parents, but with social workers now on the case, the daughter is insisting the parents accede to her wishes.
In a statement released by the Christian Legal Centre, the girl’s mother said: 'We have been horrified with the prospect that the name that we gave our daughter with all the meaning that entails will be stripped from her, all because of the social workers' politically-motivated ideology.'
'Our daughter is mentally unwell. We believe that her present gender identity problems are part of her mental health problems. She should receive the appropriate help that she needs, rather than being forced into taking on a false identity. Our daughter is too young to make these decisions.'"
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