A Minnesota woman is suing her 17-year-old daughter and county officials for allowing her emancipated child to transition.
Anmarie Calgaro filed a federal lawsuit on Wednesday against the 17-year-old along with her school district, two nonprofit health providers, Saint Louis County and local officials. The lawsuit claims that by allowing her daughter to medically transition from male to female, her due process rights are being violated.
“I’m taking this action in the benefit of all parents and families who may be facing the same violation of their rights…”
“Not only was I robbed of the opportunity to help my son [sic] make good decisions, but I also feel he was robbed of a key advocate in his life, his mother,” said Calgaro as she misgendered her daughter in a press conference. “I’m taking this action in the benefit of all parents and families who may be facing the same violation of their rights, so that they and others in the future may be spared the same tragic events.”
Calgaro’s daughter has been emancipated from her mother since the age of 15. According to Minnesota law, there is no formal process regarding the emancipation of minors. In the case of Calgaro’s daughter, she has been living apart from her mother for two years and is considered entitled to make her own decisions regarding consent for any medical procedures. In the two tears, Ms. Calgaro has made no attempts to encourage her daughter to return home. At no time has she reported her daughter as a runaway or taken any legal action to have her return home. She also made it known to her daughter that she didn’t wish to have any contact with her. She is now petitioning the court to halt her daughter’s medical transition until the case can be heard. She is also demanding the teen’s school and medical records.
Representing Ms. Calgaro is Erick Kaardal, who is special counsel for the Thomas More Society, a nonprofit anti-abortion firm. Conservative outfit the Minnesota Child Protection League presented the lawsuit in a news conference at the State Office Building in St. Paul.