Oh, Canada. A father was arrested this week after police say he violated a court order that banned him from speaking out against his child’s gender transition in public.
The man — whose identity is reportedly under a publication ban by a British Columbia Court of Appeals to protect his child — was found in contempt of court and arrested Tuesday for calling the teen his daughter and publicly referring to him with the pronouns “she” and “her,” according to The Post Millennial.
The teenager was born as a female and reportedly identifies as transgender and prefers the use of male pronouns.
The father reportedly began litigation against the teen’s mother after learning of the transition, and the matter was settled by the province’s highest court earlier this year, according to Global News. The parents are separated.
The father explained that his daughter’s transition will prevent her from ever having a healthy normal life as a woman should she want to start a family later.
Starting a family may not be in the child’s sights at this time, but dad explained on several occasions that he wants to protect her from making a life-long decision that she can’t change back.
Hoogland created a GoFundMe page that explained the situation but due to legal reasons, has been altered since its posting. Here is what it said previously:
“The far left issued an arrest warrant on Thursday, March 04! I will be turning myself in on March 16! I am fighting the far left based on a civil disobedience defense!
I am now back in court for a five-day criminal trial that will last at least five days . . . From April 12-16. That trial that could land me in jail for up to five years for speaking truth about state sponsored child abuse. FYI . . .
I am blocked from sharing any videos at this time that oppose the sterilization of children! Please watch the video I was finally able to post! I am the “Canadian” parent in this documentary!”
At the time of this story, the account had already raised just under $64,000. His last entry says that he has “incurred enormous losses and expenses in this process, and has been dragged through a kind of legal hell that now includes jail.”