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.
Texas Gov. Greg Abbott is facing mounting criticism for new regulations in his state allowing social workers to turn away patients because they’re LGBTQ or have a disability.
Two Texas agencies — the Texas State Board of Social Worker Examiners and Behavioral Health Executive Council — voted unanimously last week to change a section of its code of conduct to move non-discrimination protections based on sexual orientation, gender identity and disability.