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Fri Oct 9, 2020, 12:22 PM

2. It's such a complex issue. I can't really form an opinion on it.

It takes all of childhood to learn how to make good decisions of all kinds. Some people never learn how to make good decisions, in fact. Normally, parents step in to help their children avoid making life-changing decisions that might cause them harm.

I'm skeptical of decisions that might be irreversible being made by children, either before or during puberty. I'm just not sure that children know their own future all that well, and might make a decision while young that they end up deeply regretting later.

I'm also uncomfortable with parents making such decisions for their children.

So, I'm unable to decide how I feel about this. Since I had no gender dysphoria, I can't begin to understand what is going on with those who do have it.

I don't know, really, what the courts should say about this. As the person at the center of the case says, she wasn't really fully prepared to make the decisions for herself. Now, as an adult, she is now not sure if her decision was correct and is regretting having made it, perhaps.

Difficult stuff.

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