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Father Jailed after Calling Transgender Child His 'Daughter' and Using Wrong Pronouns


Christian Headlines - A Canadian father was jailed this month after he disobeyed a court order and refused to call his 14-year-old biological daughter – who identifies as male – his “son”.


The controversial case has drawn worldwide attention, mostly because it includes a father and mother who disagree over the child’s best interests. The couple is separated.



The father, Robert Hoogland, is under a court order not to discuss the case in public. The court also has ordered him to call the child his “son” and to use only the child’s preferred pronouns, “he” and “him.” Hoogland, though, has refused to obey the court. He even set up a fundraising website detailing information about the case in defiance of the court order.



Hoogland opposes giving the child puberty blockers, believing the child might grow up to regret the decision. The mother, the medical system and the courts have endorsed puberty blockers for the child.


The Post Millennial, a Canadian website, reported that Hoogland was arrested Tuesday. A judge had issued the warrant and said Hoogland was in contempt of court after talking about the case in public and calling the child his “daughter,”....READ MORE


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