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UNITED STATES

Male to Male relationships: Legal
Punishments for male to male relationships: No law
Female to Female Relationships: Legal
Age of consent: Equal for heterosexuals and homosexuals
Marriage and Substitutes for Marriage: Marriage laws vary in this country depending on area
Is it possible to change your gender on official documents?: Only in some areas
Gay or lesbian able to serve in the armed forces: Yes

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Colton (user currently living in UNITED STATES) posted for transgender readers on 10/07/2012 tagged with hate crime and violence prevention
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We dropped our daughter Angelica Wall at her grandparents Kristy and John Michael
Talley so she could go to a summer school program in Holden, Missouri.
We were supposed to pick her up after the last day of school on the 15th of June.
It was all confirmed again on Monday the 11th with Kristy Talley.
We got a call from Morgan's Ex husband on Thursday the 14th saying that John Michael
told him Kristy had taken Angel for a two week camping/horseback riding trip that
Morgan had supposidly Ok'd (which she hadn't) and left that morning for South
Missouri. We made several attempts to call and text both Kristy and John Michael with only
one answer from John telling Morgan he basically didn't agree with her being with me. Her
family has called me and texted me and slandered things about me on facebook threatening
to break my face or head in because I was transgender, they called me a freakazoid several
times and an 'it'. Its not the first time John and his brother Bob had threatened me calling me
a freak and several other nasty things.
A month before summer school John Michael had asked Morgan to sign a power of attorney
for medical reasons for Angel, she did not. He kept asking her for more and more information
and things didn't seem right. But Angel loves her grandparents so they asked if she could go to
Holden, Missouri for summer school and stay with them for two weeks. During this two weeks
they had already had the intention of filing for temporary custody with a lawyer without our
knowledge.
We recieved a phone call on the 25th saying that Morgan could come pick up some of her things
that they had but that she was not going to be happy because Morgan's mom Kristy had decided
she was keeping Angel forever. So we called the police immediately! The cops made a report of
kidnapping but since we brought her down for summer school they had to change it to child
abduction. Kristy had a warrant for her arrest.They made contact with John Michael and he
refused to tell them where Kristy is hiding Angel. Then we found out after we had gone through
hours of trying to find our daughter, Morgan's ex husband Charles Marcus Rone Jr. has had a
phone number that Kristy had called him from, which would have saved us hours, but then it gets
worse...not only did Charles aka Mark, not tell us about the secret cell number, but he had
deliberately lied to us and has talked to Angel, Kristy, and hung out with John Michael.
He in fact had been giving them information and a heads up when we were going to the police! And
when we would be down in Holden, Missouri.
Previously, Mark wanted to adopt Angel but she herself said, "No, I want my daddy Cole to be my real
dad not my step daddy." So if Kristy and John Michael have her he gets to see her and if we have her
he doesn't. He hates the fact that I am transgender and has called me a she almost every time.
I am FTM.
We need a lawyer to get our daughter back and we don't have the money. We live within our means
and that's all we have. We have a roof and clothes and food and an income to pay for those
important things but not enough for an expensive lawyer. They still haven't found Angel and Kristy
but John Michael can legally keep Angel and not let us see our daughter until the hearing.
I wanted to know if you could help us in any way, Angel is only 6 years old and we are expecting
a boy on November 9th and my son Christian is 9years old.
Still to this day, Kristy Talley and Angel are missing and Kristy and John Michael will not give up
the location where kristy is keeping Angel. As of yesterday, talking with the police there is still
a warrant for Kristy's arrest because she has not produced Angel or given up their wherabouts.
Neither has John Michael. The police have in fact tried to ping their cell phones but she turned
if off.
If you can help us to raise the money to get a lawyer because they have petitioned the courts for guardianship of our daughter because we are not a "normal" family and they think they can give her a better life. They have paid their lawyer over five grand as a retainer, and we have only found one lawyer who is willing to work with us and drop her retainer to a grand because she, not the cops think what they are doing is legal. we have found that on the 13th they petitioned for guardianship, and took off with her to San Diego California. No one has still to this day seen Angel. The reason we were not served any paperwork is because they lied and said they "did not know a current address, phone number or even what state Morgan lives in now and Angel had been living with them for the past six months without any contact to us" All of this is lies and we have the phone records and more to prove it we just need a lawyer to do so. PLEASE HELP US BRING OUR ANGEL HOME WHERE SHE WANTS TO BE WITH HER MOMMY AND DADDY! I am begging you to help me put my family back together. I have already had my nine year old son be placed with my brother "because of me being transgender ed" I don't want to lose my daughter to. I cry every night when I pass her room and the bunk beds i made her. I get little things and put them on her bed hoping for her return, just as i get things and put them in a box to send to my son, which is as close to him as i can get. These things should not be allowed, this discrimination needs to stop. Please Help Me Not Lose Another Child To Someone With Because I Can Not Afford A Lawyer Who Believes In Me because a court appointed one won't, they didn't before. Trust me I KNOW! ~thank you Colton~
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Colton (user currently living in UNITED STATES) posted for transgender readers on 10/07/2012 tagged with hate crime and violence prevention
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We dropped our daughter Angelica Wall at her grandparents Kristy and John Michael
Talley so she could go to a summer school program in Holden, Missouri.
We were supposed to pick her up after the last day of school on the 15th of June.
It was all confirmed again on Monday the 11th with Kristy Talley.
We got a call from Morgan's Ex husband on Thursday the 14th saying that John Michael
told him Kristy had taken Angel for a two week camping/horseback riding trip that
Morgan had supposidly Ok'd (which she hadn't) and left that morning for South
Missouri. We made several attempts to call and text both Kristy and John Michael with only
one answer from John telling Morgan he basically didn't agree with her being with me. Her
family has called me and texted me and slandered things about me on facebook threatening
to break my face or head in because I was transgender, they called me a freakazoid several
times and an 'it'. Its not the first time John and his brother Bob had threatened me calling me
a freak and several other nasty things.
A month before summer school John Michael had asked Morgan to sign a power of attorney
for medical reasons for Angel, she did not. He kept asking her for more and more information
and things didn't seem right. But Angel loves her grandparents so they asked if she could go to
Holden, Missouri for summer school and stay with them for two weeks. During this two weeks
they had already had the intention of filing for temporary custody with a lawyer without our
knowledge.
We recieved a phone call on the 25th saying that Morgan could come pick up some of her things
that they had but that she was not going to be happy because Morgan's mom Kristy had decided
she was keeping Angel forever. So we called the police immediately! The cops made a report of
kidnapping but since we brought her down for summer school they had to change it to child
abduction. Kristy had a warrant for her arrest.They made contact with John Michael and he
refused to tell them where Kristy is hiding Angel. Then we found out after we had gone through
hours of trying to find our daughter, Morgan's ex husband Charles Marcus Rone Jr. has had a
phone number that Kristy had called him from, which would have saved us hours, but then it gets
worse...not only did Charles aka Mark, not tell us about the secret cell number, but he had
deliberately lied to us and has talked to Angel, Kristy, and hung out with John Michael.
He in fact had been giving them information and a heads up when we were going to the police! And
when we would be down in Holden, Missouri.
Previously, Mark wanted to adopt Angel but she herself said, "No, I want my daddy Cole to be my real
dad not my step daddy." So if Kristy and John Michael have her he gets to see her and if we have her
he doesn't. He hates the fact that I am transgender and has called me a she almost every time.
I am FTM.
We need a lawyer to get our daughter back and we don't have the money. We live within our means
and that's all we have. We have a roof and clothes and food and an income to pay for those
important things but not enough for an expensive lawyer. They still haven't found Angel and Kristy
but John Michael can legally keep Angel and not let us see our daughter until the hearing.
I wanted to know if you could help us in any way, Angel is only 6 years old and we are expecting
a boy on November 9th and my son Christian is 9years old.
Still to this day, Kristy Talley and Angel are missing and Kristy and John Michael will not give up
the location where kristy is keeping Angel. As of yesterday, talking with the police there is still
a warrant for Kristy's arrest because she has not produced Angel or given up their wherabouts.
Neither has John Michael. The police have in fact tried to ping their cell phones but she turned
if off.
If you can help us to raise the money to get a lawyer because they have petitioned the courts for guardianship of our daughter because we are not a "normal" family and they think they can give her a better life. They have paid their lawyer over five grand as a retainer, and we have only found one lawyer who is willing to work with us and drop her retainer to a grand because she, not the cops think what they are doing is legal. we have found that on the 13th they petitioned for guardianship, and took off with her to San Diego California. No one has still to this day seen Angel. The reason we were not served any paperwork is because they lied and said they "did not know a current address, phone number or even what state Morgan lives in now and Angel had been living with them for the past six months without any contact to us" All of this is lies and we have the phone records and more to prove it we just need a lawyer to do so. PLEASE HELP US BRING OUR ANGEL HOME WHERE SHE WANTS TO BE WITH HER MOMMY AND DADDY! I am begging you to help me put my family back together. I have already had my nine year old son be placed with my brother "because of me being transgender ed" I don't want to lose my daughter to. I cry every night when I pass her room and the bunk beds i made her. I get little things and put them on her bed hoping for her return, just as i get things and put them in a box to send to my son, which is as close to him as i can get. These things should not be allowed, this discrimination needs to stop. Please Help Me Not Lose Another Child To Someone With Because I Can Not Afford A Lawyer Who Believes In Me because a court appointed one won't, they didn't before. Trust me I KNOW! ~thank you Colton~
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