Gregory Wayne Abbott (born November 13, 1957) is an American attorney who has served as the 48th governor of Texas since January 20, 2015. A member of the Republican Party, Abbott previously served as the 50th attorney general of Texas from 2002 to 2015. He is the third governor of any U.S. state to permanently use a wheelchair. He is also the first disabled governor in Texas history.
The Briggle family from Texas at the 2022 GLAAD Media Awards Amber Briggle is one of Texas’ — and really, the U.S.’s — most well-known “mama bears.” She is a fierce advocate not just for her trans son, Max, but for all transgender people — children and adults alike.
In 2016, she and her family hosted Texas’ rabidly anti-LGBTQ attorney general, Ken Paxton, and his wife (now a Texas state senator) Angela for dinner in hopes that they would see that their family is really no different than any other, and Max is just your average boy.
The battle, however, continues. In fact, it has probably escalated. In February, Ken Paxton issues an “opinion” declaring that providing gender-affirming health care for trans children is child abuse, and Gov.
Greg Abbott used that non-binding and now-widely-discredited opinion to issue a directive order the Department of Family and Protective Services to begin abuse investigations into every family providing access to such care for their trans child.