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Texas Can Resume 'Child Abuse' Probes of Trans-Supportive Parents

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the state’s Supreme Court ruled Friday.An appeals court had blocked the investigations while a lawsuit against the state is heard.

But the Texas Supreme Court, ruling in an emergency appeal from state officials, asserted that the appeals court had “abused its discretion,” The New York Times reports.However, the state cannot investigate the family and psychologist who sued, the high court said, as that would cause “irreparable harm.” And the court cast doubt on the authority of the governor to order the probes in the first place.In February, Gov.

Greg Abbott had ordered the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services to investigate parents who allow their children access to gender-affirming care as potential child abusers.

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