On Wednesday, Anmarie Calgaro announced via press conference that she plans to sue her 17-year-old transgender child for seeking gender reassignment. The child has been receiving hormone therapy for about a year.
Calgaro’s main concern is that she was not involved in her daughter's transition process. Without being notified, the mother had to find out about the reassignment after it had already been pursued.
The lawsuit is going against a Minnesota law that allows minors to access medical care on their own accord if they are not living with their parents. Court papers state that Calgaro did not wish to see or house her daughter, making the child a free minor.
Calgaro’s attorney Erick Kaardal claims otherwise. According to Kaardal, the mother never had the chance to be heard on signing away her rights as a parent, and never received a court order of emancipation.
Calgaro says she's suing her child to set an important precedent for fellow parents.
“I’m also taking this action for 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 from the same tragic events,” Calgaro told reporters on Wednesday.