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Church Endorses Transitions for Transgender Children 'at All Ages'

gender-affirming care would be accepted and supported by the church, a move that has sparked great debate on social media.The 80th General Convention met in Baltimore, Maryland, in July. The General Convention considered 412 resolutions, including Resolution D066 endorsing gender-affirming care, one of several controversial resolutions passed.Shortly after the resolution's approval, TransEpiscopal posted a blog on its website approving the act."In the current political climate, the trans and non-binary community is being targeted," the post said.

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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.