I figured the story was made up, but I still don't agree with transitioning children. I haven't seen any evidence that transitioning people leads them to leading a happier life. I've looked up the studies and they say that they can't get a proper study off because the patients keep disappearing off the face of the earth. My assumption is suicide, but who knows.
And unlike with homosexuals, I don't believe they've proven anything genetic for this. This could simply be the kid's fascination with woman's clothing.
I personally think the father in this case is despicable if he was lying about the facts to try and push his cause. However, I also think an attempt to return the kid to normalcy should also be made since the alternative is a horrible life. And it's not because of bullies either. I'm open to evolving my point of view, but without evidence, I don't see why such drastic measures are required.
" I haven't seen any evidence that transitioning people leads them to leading a happier life."
I don't think that's the relevant issue here - religious people are statistically more likely to be happier than atheists, but despite that atheists think that what they consider to be delusion should not have an influence beyond those who willingly consent to be subjugated to it
The same thing could be said of letting children start dating at whatever age they want, but we don't because they're too young to understand anything with regards to sex. Yes people should be free to do whatever they want as adults, but children is another story altogether.