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Texas Investigates Parents of Trans Teen, ACLU & Lambda Legal Sue

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begin investigating parents in these cases, noting that Attorney General Ken Paxton has issued a legal opinion terming such care “child abuse.” The move has drawn outrage from parents of transgender children, activists, businesses, and celebrities.

Texas legislators last year considered a bill to this effect, but it failed to pass. Some Texas prosecutors have already said they will not bring charges against parents.In the lawsuit, filed Tuesday in Travis County court in Texas, the ACLU and Lambda represent an employee of DFPS with a trans child, her husband, and the teen herself, all of whom are remaining anonymous, referred to as Jane, John, and Mary Doe.

An investigator has already come to the family’s house, according to the suit, and has demanded medical records the family refused to turn over.

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