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New York Seeks Federal Probe of Texas Order on Transgender Kids

Demonstrators protest outside the Travis County courthouse in Austin on March 2.

Demonstrators protest outside the Travis County courthouse in Austin on March 2.

Photographer: Erich Schlegel/AP Images for Human Rights Campaign

The Biden administration should investigate Texas Governor Greg Abbott’s recent directive to treat gender-affirming care for transgender children as child abuse, New York’s attorney general said. 

The real harm to transgender youth is the bullying and ostracizing they face for being branded “different,” New York Attorney General Letitia James said Tuesday in a letter to the U.S. Justice Department.