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 Tribune through their lawyer. “It always seemed like this day would come. Now it has arrived.”Based on Paxton’s opinion, although it is nonbinding, Gov.
Greg Abbott last month directed the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services to investigate parents who allow their children to receive gender-affirming health care.
This usually includes hormones and puberty blockers, the effects of which are reversible. Paxton’s document raised concerns about gender-confirmation surgery, which is generally not performed on minors.One family under investigation, identified only as the Does, has sued the state and won a temporary restraining order stopping the probe.
A judge has scheduled a hearing for Friday to consider blocking such investigations of other families.The Tribune has confirmed that at least five families are being investigated under Abbott’s directive, and there may be more, as the DFPS has declined to state the number, citing the pending lawsuit.Briggle had invited the Paxtons to her home in Dallas when he and other Republican attorneys general were fighting the Obama administration’s guidance recommending that trans students in elementary and secondary schools be allowed to use the restrooms and other facilities of their choice.