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.
Late Night With Seth Meyers — and talked about his Mother’s Day visit with the family of a trans youth.“Can you tell us what it is like for a family like that to basically be almost criminalized for being a loving parent?” Meyers asked, referring to Abbott’s order that parents who allow their trans children access to gender-affirming care be investigated for child abuse.
The order is currently blocked by a court while a lawsuit against it is heard.“I’ve met families like the Briggles all over the state of Texas, and these parents are the most loving parents you’ll find anywhere,” said O’Rourke, who spent Mother’s Day with Amber and Adam Briggle of Denton and their trans son, Max, and daughter, Lulu. “They’re doing their best to help their kid navigate this incredibly difficult time in their lives, and they’re searching for answers, just trying to make sure that they’re OK.”“And our governor, Greg Abbott, is proposing charging them with child abuse,” he continued. “And if that charge is sustained, not only taking their trans kid from them but every other child in the household, placing them in a foster care system in Texas that is the worst-run in the country, where 100 kids in that system died last year in the custody and the care of the state of Texas.
Instead of fixing that system and the vulnerable kids that are in it, he’s going to take those kids from their loving parents and put them there.”So on Mother’s Day, he cooked dinner for the Briggles and dined with them to spotlight the family and show Texans what’s at stake, he said.