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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.

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PFLAG, 3 Texas families sue Abbott, DFPS over anti-trans investigations

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The American Civil Liberties Union, Lambda Legal, and the ACLU of Texas along with the Texas-based law firm Baker Botts LLP today (Wednesday, June 8)  filed a new lawsuit in Texas state court on behalf of PFLAG National and three Texas families demanding the court block state investigations of PFLAG families in Texas who are supporting their transgender children with medically necessary health care.

The lawsuit names Texas Gov. Greg Abbott, who issued a February directive stating that health care that is medically necessary for treating gender dysphoria should be considered a form of child abuse, based on a non-binding and discredited legal opinion issued by Attorney General Ken Paxton.

The suit also names Department of Family and Protective Services Commissioner Jaime Masters and DFPS as defendants. In announcing the lawsuit, Brian K.

Bond, executive director of PFLAG National, said, “For nearly 50 years, PFLAG parents have united against government efforts to harm their LGBTQ kids.

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