'I am outraged': Jamie Lee Curtis, more stars react to Texas governor's 'horrific' trans youth order
When it comes to protecting the rights of trans youth in Texas, stars are getting on their digital soapboxes.
Texas Gov. Greg Abbott issued a directive Tuesday ordering the state child welfare agency to investigate reports of “gender-transitioning procedures” as child abuse.
The move comes one day after Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton issued a written opinion defining gender-affirming care as child abuse under state laws
Months after state lawmakers considered but did not pass similar bills when the Legislature met last year.
Transgender advocates accused Abbott and Paxton of twisting state law to meet their political goals and biases
Particularly after efforts to define gender-affirming medical care as child abuse died last year in the Texas House after passage in the Senate.
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