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.
Former state senator Don Huffines, left, and Gov. Greg Abbott, right. Huffines, who is challenging Abbott for the Republican nomination for governor in 2022, posted a video on YouTube criticizing Abbott over a state agency website offering resources for LGBTQ youth.
That website was almost immediately taken off line after Huffines’ video was posted. As legislation that would prevent transgender youth from participating in school sports moves closer to becoming law, thanks to Gov.
Greg Abbott’s insistence, the Houston Chronicle has uncovered evidence that Abbott — or at least his supporters in the state’s employ — has been playing political games with the lives of LGBTQ youth in an even more insidious way.