Judges in Medicine Hat custody case ordered boy not to wear girls’ clothes in public

MEDICINE HAT, Alta. — A sexual minorities expert says judges need to be better educated about gender identity after two Alberta family court judges ruled that a child born a boy couldn’t wear girls clothes in public.

The case involves a couple in Medicine Hat fighting over custody of the five-year-old.

The mother supports what she says is the child’s wish to identify and dress as a girl, but the father does not and blames the mother for the child’s gender confusion.