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Fri Feb 25, 2022, 10:40 AM

5 Texas DAs defy governor's order on trans youth

District attorneys representing five of Texas' largest counties on Wednesday said they will not treat gender-affirming procedures for transgender youth as "child abuse," defying a push by the state's attorney general and governor to target the medical treatments.

The news comes a day after an order from Gov. Greg Abbott mandated the state's child welfare agency treat gender-affirming procedures as "child abuse," a move with potential legal consequences for both parents of transgender youth and any teacher or other authority figure who interacts with a trans child.

The district attorneys said they believe Gov. Abbott's order and the legal opinion by Attorney General Ken Paxton on which the order is based constitute "an egregious invasion of privacy."

"We will enforce the Constitution and will not irrationally and unjustifiably interfere with medical decisions made between children, their parents, and their medical physicians," said district attorneys representing more than 5 million people, including those in the cities of Dallas, Austin, San Antonio, Sugar Land and Corpus Christi.

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I applaud this FU to Gov. Hot Wheels!

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70sEraVet Feb 2022 #1
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Fri Feb 25, 2022, 12:38 PM

1. So now Republicans don't trust parents to make medical decisions for their own children?

Government needs to step in?
Seems like GOP is doing some gymnastics on their policy stances.

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Fri Feb 25, 2022, 03:55 PM

2. They're just bigots who want to make being trans illegal, or just kill them off...


Government doesn't need to step in. But Governor Hot Wheels (good one, Jilly!) and his hatred makes him want to step in.

As I said in another thread on this matter, where is another falling oak tree when we need one?

Thank you to the 5 DA's who are openly saying "fuck you" to Abbott, and refusing to be "good Nazis that follow orders from Der Fuhrer." I hope before the end of the week others also speak up and take this same stand.

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