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Texas Social Workers Quit Over Abbott's Anti-Trans Investigative Order

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The Texas Tribune reports.In late February, Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton issued a nonbinding opinion that allowing children access to gender-affirming care is child abuse.

Abbott followed that by ordering the DFPS to investigate parents who let their kids receive such care. The investigations have been temporarily blocked by a judge while a lawsuit against Abbott’s order is heard, but state officials have been fighting to restart them.Morgan Davis, a trans man who works for the DFPS in Travis County, was tasked with one of the first investigations under Abbott’s order.

His initial reaction was “If somebody was going to do it, I’m glad it was me,” he told the Tribune. But an interaction with the family’s lawyer changed his mind.“She said, ‘I know your intentions are good.

But by walking in that door, as a representative for the state, you are saying in a sense that you condone this, that you agree with it,’” Davis said.“It hit me like a thunderbolt.

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