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Man Arrested For Contempt After Referring To His Biological Daughter As 'She'

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A Canadian man – whose identity has been put under a publication ban by a British Columbia Court of Appeals to protect his child – was arrested this week after he violated a court order banning him from publicly discussing his son’s gender transition.

According to The Post Millennial, the man was found in contempt of court and arrested on Tuesday after he called the teenager his daughter, and referred to him with the “she” and “her” pronouns.

The teen, who was born female, reportedly identifies as transgender and prefers being addressed using male pronouns.

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The father filed a lawsuit against the child’s mother after he learned about the transition, with the matter being settled earlier this year by the province’s highest court, Global News reported. The parents are separated.

The father was ordered by the high court not to stand in the way of the 15-year-old’s hormone therapy and to make an effort to better understand gender dysphoria. He was banned from speaking to the media about the case and cautioned that his public attempts to undermine the child’s wishes were a form of family violence.

At age 11, his son began identifying as male, at age 12, changed his name before he began hormone therapy with his mother’s support, as well as a psychologist and an endocrinologist, Canadian law firm Torkin Manes said.

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“[The father’s] refusal to respect [the boy’s] decisions regarding his gender identity is troublesome,” Chief Justice Robert Bauman and Justice Barbara Fisher said in their January decision, adding that the father’s rejection of his son’s identity has caused him “significant pain” that has “resulted in a rupture of what both parties refer to as an otherwise loving parent-child relationship.”

The decision added: “This rupture is not in [the boy’s] best interests. He clearly wants and needs acceptance and support from his father.”

The man began soliciting funds for his legal fees, writing on the online fundraising campaign: “The far left issued an arrest warrant on Thursday, March 04! I will be turning myself in on March 16!”

He has raised over $22,000 Canadian.

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“I am fighting the far left based on a civil disobedience defense! I am now back in court for a five day criminal trial that will last at least five days . . . From April 12-16. That trial that could land me in jail for up to five years for speaking truth about state sponsored child abuse. FYI . . . I am blocked from sharing any videos at this time that oppose the sterilization of children!” he wrote.

According to The Post Millennial, the father previously stated: “They’ve created a delusion, and they’re forcing parents to live in this delusion. What happens when the bubble explodes and the delusion ends? … She can never go back to being a girl in the healthy body she should have had … These kids don’t understand. What kind of 13-year-old is thinking about having a family and kids?”

Sources: New York Post