Family Freedom Project Updates

Child Gender Transition: The TX Supreme Court Case that Everyone Got Wrong, and Why It Matters

2024-07-03T20:51:24+00:00

Key Facts: SB 14 is a Texas law prohibiting chemical and surgical gender transition procedures on minor children. The ACLU sued to overturn the law, arguing that parents have the constitutional right to make medical decisions for their children, including by obtaining gender transition procedures. Gender transition drugs and surgeries cause significant and lifelong harm to children, as demonstrated in numerous briefs to the court. The Family Freedom Project and the Pacific Justice Institute urged the Texas Supreme Court to protect children without weakening the constitutional rights of parents. To do this, the court needed only to conclude that 1) [...]

Child Gender Transition: The TX Supreme Court Case that Everyone Got Wrong, and Why It Matters2024-07-03T20:51:24+00:00

For Immediate Release: Gender Transition Case at TX Supreme Court is the Case Everyone Got Wrong

2024-07-03T21:03:02+00:00

For Immediate Release July 3, 2024 Contact: Jeremy Newman, VP of Policy at FFP Email: Jeremy.Newman@familyfreedomproject.org Phone: 214-707-8445 Gender Transition Case at TX Supreme Court is the Case Everyone Got Wrong LUBBOCK, TX - The TX Supreme Court Case that Everyone Got Wrong - The Texas Supreme Court's decision in Loe v. Texas on June 28, 2024, represents a critical shift in the protection of parental rights. In the case, the ACLU challenged a state law preventing children from receiving gender transition drugs and surgeries. For over a century, American courts have acted as guardians of parental rights, ensuring that [...]

For Immediate Release: Gender Transition Case at TX Supreme Court is the Case Everyone Got Wrong2024-07-03T21:03:02+00:00

FFP Files Brief Challenging Horrifically Unconstitutional Order Violating Parental Rights

2024-05-30T20:28:18+00:00

This week, Family Freedom Project filed a brief in a critical parental rights case before the Texas Supreme Court. In the case of Stary v. Ethridge, a local court in Houston issued a lifetime ban on any contact between a mother and her children based on an accusation (but not a conviction) of child abuse. The mother in the case was accused by the children’s father of engaging in physical abuse of the children. The mother also accused the father of domestic violence. Normally, before the state can permanently terminate the relationship between a parent and her children, it must [...]

FFP Files Brief Challenging Horrifically Unconstitutional Order Violating Parental Rights2024-05-30T20:28:18+00:00

PRESS RELEASE: FFP Urges Texas Supreme Court to Not Discard Parental Rights in Landmark Case

2024-05-23T20:00:31+00:00

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 23, 2024 Contact: Jeremy Newman Phone: 214-707-8445 Email: Jeremy@FamilyFreedomProject.org Family Freedom Project Urges Texas Supreme Court to Not Discard Parental Rights in Landmark Case LUBBOCK, TX - The Family Freedom Project has filed an Amicus Curiae Brief in the case of Stary v Ethridge before the Supreme Court of Texas, urging the court to uphold fundamental parental rights in the care, custody, and control of their children. Houston attorney Chris Branson and former Texas Supreme Court Justice Eva Guzman filed the brief on behalf of the Family Freedom Project. The rights of all Texas parents are [...]

PRESS RELEASE: FFP Urges Texas Supreme Court to Not Discard Parental Rights in Landmark Case2024-05-23T20:00:31+00:00

How “child endangerment” accusations may not require any actual danger to a child.

2024-04-12T20:32:32+00:00

A Texas father has been experiencing CPS’s (Child Protective Services) attempt to terminate his parental rights even though the courts found that there was never an identifiable moment when his children were placed in actual danger.

How “child endangerment” accusations may not require any actual danger to a child.2024-04-12T20:32:32+00:00

Parental Rights Under Fire: Navigating Legal Battles Unfolding in Montana and Texas

2024-02-27T01:36:22+00:00

Right now, parents in two different states are facing significant legal battles concerning parental rights.  In Montana, the Kolstad family faces a custody battle with the state over their gender-dysphoric daughter, Jennifer. Jennifer struggled with significant mental health issues, and the family sought to get her traditional psychiatric care instead of a case designed to affirm her gender dysphoria. The state had Jennifer removed from her home in response. Criticism has been directed at Montana Governor Greg Gianforte for the state's intervention and a subsequent gag order on the family. In Texas, Senate Bill 14 seeks to prevent the type [...]

Parental Rights Under Fire: Navigating Legal Battles Unfolding in Montana and Texas2024-02-27T01:36:22+00:00

PRESS RELEASE: FFP Submits Brief Urging TX Supreme Court to Not Discard Parental Responsibility

2024-05-20T21:57:59+00:00

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 12, 2024 Contact: Jeremy Newman Phone: 214-707-8445 Email: Jeremy@FamilyFreedomProject.org FFP Submits Amicus Curiae Brief Urging TX Supreme Court to Not Discard Parental Responsibility in Fallen Officer Case LUBBOCK, TX - Family Freedom Project filed an Amicus Curiae Brief in the Justin G. Dart case before the Supreme Court of Texas, urging the court to uphold the principle of parental responsibility.    At the heart of this case lies a fundamental issue: the potential for technicalities to sever parental responsibility over a deceased parent’s child. Justin Dart, born on September 19, 2000, is currently facing a legal battle [...]

PRESS RELEASE: FFP Submits Brief Urging TX Supreme Court to Not Discard Parental Responsibility2024-05-20T21:57:59+00:00

PRESS RELEASE: FFP Files Emergency Brief Defending Parental Rights at the SCOTX

2024-02-13T22:12:05+00:00

Defending Parental Rights and the Well-being of TX Children in Minor Gender Transition Suit FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 1, 2024 Contact: Jeremy Newman Phone: 214-707-8445 Email: Jeremy@FamilyFreedomProject.org FFP Files Post-submission Brief at the Supreme Court of Texas Defending Parental Rights and the Well-being of TX Children in Minor Gender Transition Suit LUBBOCK, TX - Today, Family Freedom Project filed a Post-submission Brief at the Supreme Court of Texas in the Loe v. Texas case.  The brief is a response to issues raised during oral arguments that present a threat to parental rights in Texas. Yesterday morning the Supreme Court of [...]

PRESS RELEASE: FFP Files Emergency Brief Defending Parental Rights at the SCOTX2024-02-13T22:12:05+00:00

Parental Rights at Risk before the Supreme Court of Texas

2024-02-13T22:15:08+00:00

FFP Files Emergency Brief Asking Court to Hold the Line for Families Monday, January 29, the Supreme Court of Texas (SCOTX) heard oral arguments on a lawsuit challenging Texas’s ban on chemical and surgical gender transition procedures on minors. Wednesday, Family Freedom Project (FFP) filed an emergency response to arguments that were presented to the court yesterday and which threatened parental rights in Texas. Supporters of the Texas ban are arguing for child protection from harmful, irreversible, experimental medical interventions, while critics claim it is discriminatory and harmful for transgender children and their families. The Family Freedom Project has been [...]

Parental Rights at Risk before the Supreme Court of Texas2024-02-13T22:15:08+00:00
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