A Canadian man was arrested this week after violating a court order that banned him from speaking publicly about his son’s gender transition.
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 high court ordered the dad to not stand in the way of the 15-year-old’s hormone therapy and to try and better understand gender dysphoria, the outlet reported. He was also told to stop speaking to the media about the case and warned that his public attempts to undermine his child’s wishes was a form of family violence, according to the article.