The Biden administration threatened Texas on Wednesday with “immediate action” over the state’s decision to investigate parents who permit children to undergo life-altering procedures to affirm transgender identity.
Last month, Gov. Greg Abbott (R) directed the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services to conduct an investigation into parents who allow their minor children to undergo “so-called ‘sex change’ procedures.”
“Texas law imposes reporting requirements upon all licensed professionals who have direct contact with children who may be subject to such abuse, including doctors, nurses, and teachers, and provides criminal penalties for failure to report such child abuse,” the directive stated. “There are similar reporting requirements and criminal penalties for members of the general public.”
Abbott’s directive came after Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton determined that such medical procedures “constitute child abuse under existing Texas law.”
President Joe Biden released a statement on Wednesday claiming Texas has launched “a cynical and dangerous campaign targeting transgender children and their parents.” Read more…