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Court Rules Against Texas Gov. Greg Abbott's Anti-Trans Investigations

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Earlier this week, the American Civil Liberties Union, Lambda Legal, and the ACLU of Texas, along with Texas-based law firm Baker Botts LLP filed the suit on behalf of PFLAG National.The Travis County District Court’s ruling will stop the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services (DFPS) from investigating the parents involved in the suit, according to a news release from the organizations.

For those families, if they are contacted by the agency, they will only need to provide information on their PFLAG membership.

This week’s lawsuit Texas Gov. Greg Abbott, who issued an order in February that gender-affirming care provided to youth would be considered “child abuse.” The suit also names DFPS Commissioner Jaime Masters and DFPS as defendants.

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