Saturday, March 12, 2022
From The Texas Tribune:
Since Gov. Greg Abbott directed the state's child welfare agency to investigate parents who provide gender-affirming care to their children, parents of trans kids are seeking help. In Texas, this could be a child abuse case.
Parents of trans kids are trying to figure out how to explain all this to their kids, who they’ve tried their best to keep insulated from the growing anti-trans backlash. Even though they have no reason to believe that they’re going to be investigated, the family has started speaking with a lawyer who specializes in LGBTQ family law.
The Texas Tribune talked to seven families with transgender children who have proactively hired lawyers as a result of this directive. None were willing to give their names, fearing that someone might report them if their identity became known. Lawyers said that the number of families reaching out in fear of potential investigations is unlike anything they've ever seen.
Read more here.