Emerging from a Texas courtroom with a smile on his face and when asked if he was happy, the father, Jeffery Younger, could be heard saying “Yes” before being ushered away, BREITBART reported.

Judge Kim Cooks, who ruled 11-1 on Monday, Oct. 21, against Younger in his fight to block his ex-wife’s plan to start their 7-year-old son, James, on chemical castration via a gender “transition,” ruled on Thursday, Oct. 24, that James’s parents will have joint conservatorship over him. (Read about the story here.)

“Prayers have been answered,” Constance Stanton, a family friend of Younger’s, told reporters.

Accordingly, Younger will have joint guardianship with his son’s mother, granting him the right to share medical decisions for the child.

Judge Cooks also placed a gag order on Younger to prevent him from discussing the case with the media. 

The judge’s decision came after numerous public figures weighed in on the case and after Texas Gov. Greg Abbott (R) tweeted on Wednesday evening that Texas’s Child Protective Services agency is investigating the status of James Younger:

 Republican Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas also spoke out on behalf of 7-year-old James Younger, calling on his home state to intervene to prevent his mother from “transitioning” the boy into a girl.

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