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.
using immigrants as political pawns to attack trans kids in yet another Republican-led effort to harm LGBTQ+ people in America.The gay-hating Texas governor announced yesterday that he plans to sign Senate Bill 14 into law ASAP.
The bill, which is currently en route to Abbott’s desk, blocks trans kids from receiving gender-affirming care and effectively forces those already in the process of transitioning to de-transition and start over after they turn 18. “I’m not going to make any secret about it.
I’ll be signing it. This is about protecting children,” he misled reporters on Thursday. “A person under 18, they don’t have the mental capacity to make a life-changing decision.”Per Texas Tribune:Authored by New Braunfels Republican Sen.
Donna Campbell, SB 14 would prohibit trans Texans under the age of 18 from accessing transition-related medical treatments including puberty blockers, hormone therapies and surgeries — though surgeries are rarely performed on kids.The bill would also require trans youth who are already getting this care to be “weaned off” in a “medically appropriate” manner.