DALLAS, Texas, December 6, 2019 (LifeSiteNews) – The judge who ruled to grant joint conservatorship to the two parents fighting over the “gender” of their seven-year-old son was recused from the case today, at the orders of another judge.
Judge Tena Callahan, a retired district court judge, recused Judge Kim Cooks of the 255th Dallas District Court from the James Younger case. Judge Cooks will not hear the motion Dr. Anne Georgulas filed to uphold the jury’s original decision, which was in Georgulas’ favor.
Mr. Jeffery Young and Dr. Georgulas were in family court in October over whether one of their twin sons, James, should be subjected to a gender “transition.”
A jury ruled against Mr. Younger despite evidence indicating Dr. Georgulas was planning to seek a medical “transition” for James – against Mr. Younger’s wishes – in the next six months to a year.
Judge Cooks has presided over the Younger-Georgulas trial since 2017. In a prior ruling Judge Cooks granted Dr. Georgulas sole decision-making authority for psychiatric and psychological care for James and Jude, including invasive procedures.
On October 26, Judge Cooks surprised the nation by not upholding the jury’s ruling or her own previous ruling. She granted Younger and Georgulas joint managing conservatorship with equal decision-making authority for James and his twin, Jude.
On November 5, Dr. Georgulas requested that Judge Cooks be recused from the case because of a Facebook post the judge allegedly posted.
According to a Dallas Morning News (DMN) article, Judge Cooks reshared a DMN article about the case, adding her own statement that neither “[the] Governor nor any legislature had any influence on the Court’s Decision.”
While the comment is not visible on the judge’s public figure profile, it is possible that the seemingly neutral comment was made on her private Facebook page and could only be seen by people she had added as “friends.”
Dr. Georgulas also filed a motion on November 5 requesting that Judge Cooks’ ruling be overturned and the jury ruling upheld.
On October 21, the jury answered two questions: 1) Should the current Joint Managing Conservatorship be replaced by a Sole Managing Conservatorship of James and Jude Younger? 2) Should Jefferey Younger be appointed as the Sole Managing Conservator of James and Jude Younger?
The jury answered yes to number one and no to number two. The jury did not explicitly grant Dr. Georgulas Sole Managing Conservatorship. The motion filed by Dr. Georgulas’ lawyer argues that, “only one option exists…Anne Georgulas should be named the sole managing conservator.”
The previous agreement granted Dr. Georgulas sole authority over psychological and psychiatric care for James and Jude Younger. Mr. Younger’s attorney presented medical records indicating James was referred to the GENECIS clinic, a gender “transition” clinic, for a possible medical “transition” around eight or nine years old. If Dr. Georgulas had started to medically ‘transition’ James using puberty blockers, Mr. Younger would not have had a say in the decision.
Multiple expert witnesses testified to the long-term side effects of used puberty blockers and cross-sex hormones on a healthy child. Both parents are under a gag order preventing them from speaking with media.