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 State of Texas removed a web page that offered resources to gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender youth after one of Gov.
Greg Abbott’s Republican primary challengers said its content was “offensive” and out of line with “Texas values.” The removal occurred shortly after the candidate, Don Huffines, denounced the website in a video that he shared on Twitter. “They are promoting transgender sexual policies to Texas youth,” Mr.
Huffines said. “I mean, really? This is Texas. These are not Texas values. These are not Republican Party values. But these are obviously Greg Abbott’s values.” Patrick Crimmins, a spokesman for the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services, said the page was removed from the department’s website six.