8-year-old transgender activist invited to State of the Union.

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03/01/2022

The Department of Family and Protective Services is investigating three cases that go against Governor Greg Abbott’s recent directive viewing gender-confirming care for kids as abuse. “DFPS is aware of three intakes meeting the description in the AG opinion and Governor’s directive. However, intakes may be physical abuse, sexual abuse, emotional abuse, physical neglect, or medical neglect. We do not have a specific category for any other intake information,” writes Melissa Lanford, Media Specialist at Texas Department of Family and Protective Services.
It comes as the ACLU of Texas and Lambda Legal filed a lawsuit against Attorney General Ken Paxton and the governor. “No family should have to fear being torn apart because they are supporting their trans child,” said Adri Pérez, policy and advocacy strategist at the ACLU of Texas. “Gender-affirming health care saved my life, and other trans Texans should be able to access medically necessary lifesaving care.”

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