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.
A Texas judge Friday expanded her injunction against child abuse investigations of transgender-supportive families to include all families who are members of PFLAG.Travis County Judge Amy Clark Meachum had already granted an injunction blocking investigations of two of the families who sued, identified by pseudonyms as the Roes and the Voes, while their case, PFLAG v.
Abbott, is heard. Friday’s action also blocks investigations of another family, the Briggles, and any who are in PFLAG, a national organization that has 17 chapters in Texas.
Meachum also set a trial date for June 12 of next year.Gov. Greg Abbott, a far-right, anti-LGBTQ+ Republican, had ordered the investigations in February, going on an opinion by Attorney General Ken Paxton, another right-winger.
Paxton said allowing children to receive gender-affirming care amounted to child abuse — in an opinion that medical professionals say is based on political bias, not science.