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.
The Texas House of Representatives has voted tonight (Thursday, Oct. 14) to voted to advance anti-transgender House Bill 25, which would ban transgender students in grades K-12 from competing on school athletic teams aligned with their gender identity.
The bill, which passed the house on a 76-54 vote, now goes to the Texas Senate where it is expected to pass quickly and easily before being sent to Gov.
Greg Abbott’s desk to be signed into law. While UIL already has rules requiring that students participating in school sports play on teams based on the gender marked on their birth certificates, although UIL rules do recognize legally modified birth certificates.