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.
Democratic lawmakers from 16 states committed to helping transgender youth who have been affected by anti-LGBTQ+ laws in America.
This will be done through legislation that will provide legal refuge to trans people and their families who have been displaced.
The coalition was announced by the LGBTQ+ Victory Institute and other advocate groups on 3 May, where California state Senator Scott Wiener said he is “sick of just playing defence against what these red states are doing.” “We’re going on offence, we’re going to protect LGBTQ kids and their families and we’re going to build a rainbow wall to protect our community,” he continued.