Monday, May 29, 2023 | Back issues
Courthouse News Service Courthouse News Service

Homophobic child abuse

ANNAPOLIS, Md. — Maryland’s appellate court upheld a lower court’s determination that the father of a trans child and a gay child has inflicted mental injury on the gay child as strongly evidenced by texts, emails and reports of conversations where the father has said, for example, “Please please do not allow these demons you are surrounded by influence you.” Because the gay child feels unsafe around the father, he is ordered to stop abusing and threatening the child and may not enter the child’s home until the child is comfortable seeing him.

Read the ruling here.

Read the Top 8

Sign up for the Top 8, a roundup of the day's top stories delivered directly to your inbox Monday through Friday.