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Texas Gov Abbott Investigates Family For 'Child Abuse' Over Trans Healthcare Support, ACLU Sues

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Texas Gov. Greg Abbott last week directed the state’s Department of Family and Protective Services to begin investigating parents of children who are undergoing hormone treatments or gender-affirming surgery for child abuse. The Texas ACLU and Lambda Legal have filed a lawsuit to stop those investigations. In the lawsuit, filed Tuesday in Travis County court in Texas, the ACLU and Lambda represent an employee of DFPS with a trans child, her husband, and the teen herself, all of whom are remaining anonymous. An investigator has already come to the family’s house, according to the suit, and has demanded medical records the family refused to turn over.