A 17-year-old transgender girl is being sued by her own mother in the state of Minnesota for undergoing a sex change operation without her mother’s permission.
Anmarie Calgaro claims that the teen, whom she still refers to as a male, did not notify her before undergoing any medical treatment, which she argues infringes upon her parental rights.
According to the Daily Mail, the lawsuit also involves the varous agencies and healthcare providers that allowed her daughter to receive a sex change without any parental consent. In an effort to justify her efforts she gave an interview with reporters outside of the courthouse on Wednesday, in which she said that she felt “robbed at the opportunity to help.” She also revealed that the teen, whom she calls her “son,” filed an emancipation statement in June 2015 with the help of the Mid-Minnesota Legal Aid Clinic after running away home.
The mother reportedly made no efforts to find him and the teenager reportedly claimed in the emancipation statement that his mother “made it known to him that she no longer wishes to have any contact with him” and that she “knows where he is and has made no attempts to bring him home.” From that point on, Calgaro has been denied her child’s medical or school records.
Calgaro may have a tough case, however, considering that Minnesota law states that a minor managing his own income and living separately from his parents is allowed to consent for medical attention.