Judge Temporarily Halts Investigations Into Families of Trans Youth

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    The Facts

    • On Fri., a judge temporarily stopped the state of Texas from investigating families of transgender children who have received gender-reassignment treatment such as hormone therapy.

    • This comes about a month after an order from GOP Gov. Greg Abbott prompted a ruling from the Texas Supreme Court that allows the state to investigate the parents of transgender children for child abuse.

    The Spin

    Democratic narrative

    The Abbott-sanctioned investigations are ruining the lives of innocent families. The threat of child abuse investigations damages the welfare of trans children and interferes with the kind of medical care that can mitigate the distress and anxiety of gender dysphoria.

    Republican narrative

    Gender-reassignment treatments constitute abuse under Texas law. Not only do the procedures carry many risks, but they are also life-altering. Authorities must continue to fight to protect children.

    Nerd narrative

    There is a 30% chance Beto O'Rourke will win the 2022 Texas gubernatorial election, according to the Metaculus prediction community.

    Political split



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