Cate McGregor has taken aim at Margaret Court’s comments about transgender children being the “work of the devil” and the result of parent’s who “don’t care” in one of the most heartfelt, emotional and eloquent smackdowns we have ever seen.
Appearing on ABC’s The Drum last night, McGregor – a transgender woman, sportswriter and serving member of the Australian Defence Force – spoke about how transgender children and their parents were among the most vulnerable members of society, and that criticising them was simply taking aim at “low hanging fruit”.
— ABC The Drum (@ABCthedrum) June 1, 2017
“I think [Margaret Court] has absolutely overstepped any support from theology or religion in some of her discursive remarks about the families of transgender kids, which are just nonsense,” Cate said.
“To go on about the parents of trans kids failing or neglecting their children and that transgenderism is some kind of parental failure.
“I know a lot of families with young kids grappling with gender issues. They are loving families, there is a mother and father present, the kids are loved to bits.”