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.
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.