MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. – A Minnesota mother has filed a lawsuit against her 17-year-old transgender daughter and several other organizations for going through with hormone treatments without her consent.
“It was brought to my knowledge that my son began receiving hormone replacement treatments from Park Nicollet Health Services to transition from male to female, with medical assistance paying for this,” Anmarie Calgaro told reporters. “I was not consulted or informed about this in any way.”
According to the Washington Post, Calgaro is demanding that all therapies be put on hold until she can petition a state court over a Minnesota law.
She is challenging a Minnesota law that allows minors to access medical care and procedures without the consent of a parent or guardian.
Calgaro’s daughter was considered legally emancipated after she said she was estranged from her mother.
The teen told Legal Aid that she had been living on her own for at least six months, worked two jobs to support herself and was enrolled in high school and college courses.
The teen claimed that her mother knew where she was staying, but “made no attempts” to contact her or bring her home.
According to NBC News, Minnesota does not have a legal process for emancipating minors, but the law declares that if a minor is not living at home, they are considered an adult when it comes to medical care.