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.
testified against harmful bills in the state legislature last year, posted on Twitter recently that she and her family have sold their home and most of their belongings and are planning to move elsewhere.
They have set up a GoFundMe campaign to help fund the move and help other families as well. “We are only taking the belongings that fit in the car (unless we get a motor home) including three cats and a 50lb dog on a road trip that doesn’t have a destination yet,” Kai’s mother, Kimberley Shappley, wrote on GoFundMe. “What we have in mind so far is an epic road trip the kids will remember forever and my goal as a mom is to help ensure the memories from this season of our life are the ones that bring them joy later in life.”Their move comes a few months after Gov.
Greg Abbott ordered the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services to investigate parents for child abuse if they allow their trans children to receive gender-affirming care.
That was based on a legal opinion issued by the state’s attorney general, Ken Paxton, that such care is child abuse. Some of the investigations are blocked temporarily by court order while lawsuits against the policy are heard, but still, many families with trans children feel unsafe in the state.Other families who are leaving hostile states for friendlier ones spoke recently to Time.