A Minnesota woman who sued her trans daughter for emancipating herself and transitioning is now taking her case to the Supreme Court.
The case has been dragging on now for almost three years since Annmarie Calgaro first sued her daughter, who cannot be named for legal reasons.
Calgaro has already been ruled against by a district court and later by a three-judge panel of the 8th US Circuit Court of Appeals in March, according to CNBC.
Annmarie Calgaro’s legal representatives argue that her parental rights were violated when her trans daughter transitioned
Calgaro’s legal representative, conservative law firm the Thomas More Society, announced yesterday (July 24) that they were asking the Supreme Court to consider the case. They are arguing that Calgaro’s parental rights were violated when her daughter was emancipated and allowed to seek trans healthcare without her knowledge or permission.
The United States Supreme Court now has the opportunity to untangle this untenable scenario; so, nationwide fit parents can keep parenting without governmental interference.
The firm said in a statement yesterday that St Louis County authorities “ripped away” Calgaro’s right to supervise her child’s welfare.
“The United States Supreme Court now has the opportunity to untangle this untenable scenario; so, nationwide fit parents can keep parenting without governmental interference,” the firm said.
Calgaro’s daughter has since turned 18 and is now legally an adult. She moved out of the family home when she was 15-years-old in 2015.
Court documents released in 2017 point to a difficult upbringing
While the pair are estranged, Calgaro’s legal representatives said she has “unconditional love” for her daughter. However, court documents shared with NBC News in 2017 suggested that Calgaro’s daughter had a tumultuous upbringing.
In the court documents, Calgaro’s daughter – who is referred to as E.J.K. to protect her anonymity – said she grew up in an unstable environment and alleged that her parents struggled with substance abuse. She said she made her own meals and had to rely on other adults who supplied “some of the care and nurturing that her biological parents were unable to offer.”
E.J.K. also alleged that her parents became physically and verbally abusive towards her after she came out as gay when she was 13.
The Supreme Court will now decide whether or not it will hear the case.