As at least eight claims push for limits on how school curricula discuss LGBTQ topics and gender and sexuality, Texas Governor Greg Abbott continues adding fuel to the fire with a new political call that jeopardizes the safety of transgender children in his home state.
Abbot issued a statement to the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services on Feb. 23, which called on the department to investigate those who provide gender affirming care to kids. It follows an opinion approved because of the nation's Lawyer General, which alleged that affirmative healthcare for trans and gender nonconforming youth, such as gender transition surgeries and hormone therapies, is child abuse. It is not.
More than 29 anti-LGBTQ bills were launched during the Colorado last year, which have Governor Abbott signing into legislation an enthusiastic anti-trans activities exclude to have Texas personal universities.
The latest Record of the Western Scientific Relationship penned a new study Tuesday to the need for gender-affirming healthcare to own trans and you will gender diverse childhood. The research brings further assistance to the point out that very early accessibility to help you sex-affirming medical care during puberty was with the straight down chance of committing suicide and other negative mental health consequences.
The American Civil Liberties Union made clear in a Twitter thread that the governor's statement didn't have any legal basis and couldn't be enforced under the current law, but does "spread fear and misinformation, and could spur false reporting of child abuse." Due to this fear, some worry the announcement ilies from providing these life-saving treatments to their trans and gender nonconforming children, and place undue scrutiny on health professionals. ...