Minnesota woman sues child, and government agencies, about sex-change treatments

Anmarie Calgaro


A Minnesota woman filed a lawsuit against her 17-year-old child, the province, and a handful of other agencies after she claimed that her child was receiving transgender services without her consent.

Anmarie Calgaro says St. Louis County, St. Louis County Public Health and Human Services Director, Fairview Health Services, Park Nicollet Health services, St. Louis County School District, the director of the Cherry School treated her child as an emancipated minor, according to the lawsuit.

“Why was I not even notified? I have a feeling that my constitutional rights are stripped from me,” Calgaro told reporters, according to KMSP-TV. “If this is a child, the authority, I would have my day in court. I am determined to do what is best for my son. I’m his mother, and he has always been there and will always be welcome in our house.”

The lawsuit claims that state law provides no way for Calgaro to take on the challenge of the emancipation status, which is a violation of her constitutional rights. She also claims that her involvement of the parents had been “repeatedly circumvented.”

According to KMSP-TV, Mid-Minnesota legal Aid Clinic advised the teenager in 2015 that they are emancipated without a court order. No legal action is taken to terminate Calgaro parental rights.

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Park Nicollet Minneapolis Sex Services, and Fairview on the condition that the teenager medical treatment for a gender change from male to female and prescribed drugs, the station reported. The services were paid for by the St. Louis County Public Health and Human Services.

The school district said in a statement that the 17-year-old classified as an adult and denied Calgaro not have access to their educational records and excluded Calgaro of an “educational decision marking.”

In addition, the toe of the request for the change of the name was rejected by the land court.

Erick Kaardal, a special adviser to the Thomas More Society, which represents Calgaro, told The Washington Times that Calgaro and her child still have a good relationship, despite the lawsuit.

“They have a good rapport,” Kaardal said. “In that respect, it is not really a typical emancipation case. But the idea of the government funding him, the financing of the medical services, just goes too far with regard to parental authority.”

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