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In other news from Texas, the American Civil Liberties Union, the ACLU of Texas and Lambda Legal have filed a lawsuit seeking to block a new Texas directive that orders state welfare officials to launch child abuse investigations against parents who seek gender-affirming care for their transgender children — care that is vital and lifesaving. The suit was filed on behalf of a family that received a home visit from an investigator last week demanding access to their trans child’s medical records, but the parents refused. The lawsuit accuses Governor Greg Abbott and the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services of causing “terror and anxiety” and trampling on the constitutional rights of trans children. In a statement, the ACLU of Texas said, “No family should have to fear being torn apart because they are supporting their trans child.”

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