March 23, 2010 Obama signed the Affordable Care Act into law with a chubby 11-year-old boy by his side. His signed photo reads, “To Marcelas. You helped make history at an early age. Barack Obama. ”
Known as the “Obamacare kid,” this young boy, Marcelas Owens, now says he’s a girl.
“Sometimes it’s hard to be what you want to be when people only know you for what you used to be.
“This is the challenge facing Marcelas Owens, who just turned 17. For much of life, people have only known Marcelas as the ‘Obamacare kid’.”
CNN reports that Marcelas questioned his identity as early as the Fifth Grade, suggesting that the questions he asked himself were normal:
“Why was he never interested in playing the games other boys played?“Why did he like trying on his sister’s clothes?“Why did he feel he was born in the wrong body?”“He started searching for answers. He went online and learned about transgender people. When he was in the fifth grade, he chose to write a class paper on a transgender woman. ‘She was saying that when she was little she always identified more with girls,’ Marcelas says of the woman. ‘I started realizing that I did the same.’”