Transgender Child Commits Suicide, Feuding Parents Hold One Funeral for the Boy and Another for the Girl
(Link): Transgender schoolboy [i.e., biological girl], 15, who took his own life has TWO funerals and separate headstones after his parents battled in court over the gender and name he would be remembered by
When the Perth schoolboy – who cannot be named for legal reasons – died on March 4, his parents could not agree on what name to put on his memorial plaque during a dispute at the Family Court of Western Australia.
The mother and father have since agreed to split their son’s ashes in half, have two memorial plaques and held separate funerals and memorial services.
by Alex Parker
A teen in Western Australia’s capital has been given two funerals.
The 15-year-old female — who identified as a boy — died tragically by suicide.
The child’s mother and father are estranged.
Given the terrible situation, they had to decide: Would she be laid to rest as female? Or would the identity of a boy be reflected by the burial?
Mom and dad couldn’t come to a consensus.
The mother insisted her child — born a girl — find a final resting place as a guy.
In fact, as reported by (Link): 7News, she vowed to employ the full power of the court system if necessary…
…The issue ended up in Family Court.
An agreement was reached: There would be two funerals, for two representations of the same person — substantiated by two separate containers of ashes.
As indicated by the outlet, the child’s name hadn’t been legally changed.
Per the law, only a birth name would appear on the death certificate.