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Texas Is Appealing Temporary Ban on Probe of Trans Child’s Parents

Greg Abbott
Greg AbbottPhotographer: Mark Felix/Bloomberg

Texas Governor Greg Abbott said he’ll appeal a court order temporarily blocking the state’s child protective services agency from investigating the parents of a transgender teen for alleged child abuse.

Abbott filed a so-called notice of accelerated appeal of the order on Thursday in Texas state court in Austin. The conservative Republican seeks to enforce his controversial Feb. 22 letter requiring state officials to investigate parents who seek gender-affirming care for their transgender children.