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Karri explains the Tx Supreme Court’s ruling today in ‘Doe v. Abbott’

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Karri Bertrand, attorney with O’Neil Wysocki Family Law The Texas Supreme Court today (Friday, May 13) issued a ruling lifting an injunction keeping the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services from launching child abuse investigations into Texas families who give their transgender children access to gender-affirming treatment and the healthcare professionals who provide that care.

But the court left in place an injunction halting such an investigation into the family that filed suit against DFPS and Gov.

Greg Abbott after they became the target of such an investigation. While that seems like a mixed bag result, advocates of trans people and their families were quick to point out that court noted that DFPS is not bound by Abbott’s directive ordering such investigations nor the nonbinding opinion from Attorney General Ken Paxton on which Abbott’s directive was based.

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