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Texas Is Barred by Judge From Probing Trans Kids’ Families

  • Court issues temporary order for families and PFLAG members
  • Governor’s efforts part of broader conservative wedge issue
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A group of parents in Texas won a court order blocking state investigations of families in which gender-affirming care is given to children, amid a political and cultural fight over trans rights in the US.  

In a hearing on Friday, Travis County District Judge Jan Soifer granted the parents a temporary restraining order barring Texas from continuing its probes of three families and any members of PFLAG, which describes itself as the largest organization advocating for LGBTQ+ people and their families.