Legal decision Members of LGBTQ advocacy groups in Texas should no longer be subject to child abuse investigations related to their provision of gender-affirming care for their community members.
The organization is challenging Governor Greg Abbott’s decision that puberty-blocking drugs and hormone therapies are child abuse.
Travis County District Judge Amy Clark Meachum imposed a similar order against two families who sued the DFPS.
The judgement that was handed down on Friday extends protection to all families in Texas that are involved with PFLAG.
LGBTQ rights campaigners protest Republican-led proposals to ban transgender student sports in the Texas State Capitol (September 20, 2021).
After passing divisive voting and abortion restrictions in the last session, Texas lawmakers are back for a third special session.
This time, the spotlight will be on redistricting, COVID-19 relief funding, vaccination regulations, and transgender student athlete participation.
Texas employees say the state’s family services are “on the edge of collapse” because of a need to examine child abuse complaints involving gender-affirming therapy.
“Today, transgender adolescents in Texas who are members of PFLAG National find shelter from Gov. Abbott’s illegal mandate,” said PFLAG National Executive Director Brian K. Bond.