Texas Supreme Court questions Gov. Abbott’s authority to order investigations into parents of transgender children — but allows abuse probes to continue

Texas Governor Greg Abbott speaks during the Houston Region Business Coalition’s monthly meeting on October 27, 2021 in Houston, Texas.

The Texas Supreme Court on Friday reversed an injunction that barred the state from conducting investigations into the use of gender-affirming care for transgender children as child abuse — even as it found that Texas Gov. Greg Abbott didn’t have the authority to order the investigations in the first place.

The court found that neither Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton nor Gov. Greg Abbott could direct the state’s Department of Family and Protective Services to conduct investigations into gender-transitioning procedures. 

However, the judges still allowed the investigations to move forward by throwing out a lower court ruling.

This story is developing. Please check back for updates.

Read the original article on Business Insider

News, Politics, Speed desk, Texas, Abbott, Transgender

All Content from Business Insider

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published.