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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.

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Breaking: Judge Halts Texas' Investigations Into Parents of Trans Kids

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CNN.The American Civil Liberties Union, its Texas affiliate, and Lambda Legal sued on Tuesday to block Texas officials from investigating parents who allow their children access to gender-affirming care prescribed by their doctors.

Such investigations have already started.Texas Gov. Greg Abbott last week directed the state’s Department of Family and Protective Services to begin investigating parents in these cases, noting that Attorney General Ken Paxton has issued a legal opinion terming such care “child abuse.” The move has drawn outrage from parents of transgender children, activists, businesses, and celebrities.

Texas legislators last year considered a bill to this effect, but it failed to pass.Some Texas prosecutors have already said they will not bring charges against parents.In Tuesday's lawsuit, the organizations' lawyers represent an employee of DFPS with a trans child, her husband, and the teen herself, all of whom are remaining anonymous, referred to as Jane, John, and Mary Doe.

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