by Heather Sells, CBN News
The parents of a 14 year-old girl in the United Kingdom say social workers are threatening to remove her from their home if they do not allow her to identify as a boy and change her name.
Michael Phillips, the family’s attorney, told The Sunday Times that the parents will meet with teachers and social workers next month to determine whether their daughter is to be known at school by a boy’s name. Phillips said there’s fear that social workers will place the girl in foster care if the parents refuse to change her name.
The Christian Legal Centre is supporting the family and says the issue began after the parents stopped homeschooling their daughter and her siblings in December, 2015. Within a few months of attending local schools, their daughter told them that she wanted to be called by a boy’s name and started dressing as a boy.
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