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MT Couple Files Civil Rights Lawsuit After State Took Daughter Away Over Gender Transition

Updated: June 20, 2024 at 4:16 pm EST  See Comments

A Montana couple has filed a civil rights lawsuit against the state’s Child Protective Services alleging that the agency violated their 14th Amendment rights when they removed their daughter from their care because they refused to affirm her newfound male “gender identity.”

The Pacific Justice Institute (PJI) has filed a lawsuit in the U.S. District Court of Montana, Billings Division on behalf of Todd and Krista Kolstad after they lost custody of their daughter, called H.K. in court documents, to the state without a warrant or a hearing.

As CBN News reported, the Kolstads said their nightmare began back in August 2023 when they learned their 14-year-old daughter told a friend at school she had suicidal thoughts.

A CFS caseworker reportedly showed up at the Kolstads’ home later that same day to interview the teen and to do an inspection. The couple explained to media personality Megyn Kelly that their daughter Jennifer told the caseworker she drank toilet bowl cleaner and took painkillers in an attempt to end her life.

The Kolstads didn’t believe their daughter but took her to the emergency room. The girl reportedly did not show any symptoms of poisoning, and a test conducted at the hospital also

The remainder of this article is available in its entirety at CBN

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