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Eugene

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Fri Mar 1, 2024, 04:44 AM Mar 1

LGBTQ+ advocacy group PFLAG sues Texas AG, says it won't identify transgender families

Source: Associated Press

LGBTQ+ advocacy group sues Texas AG, says it won’t identify transgender families

BY KIMBERLEE KRUESI AND GEOFF MULVIHILL
Updated 3:51 PM EST, February 29, 2024

A national LGBTQ+ advocacy group is suing the Texas Attorney General’s office rather than hand over information about its support of transgender children receiving gender-confirming medical care.

According to the lawsuit filed Wednesday in Texas court, PFLAG National says Republican Attorney General Ken Paxton’s office is demanding “documents and communications” related to a sworn statement the group’s CEO Brian Bond provided to a court last year while opposing the state’s transgender youth medical care ban.

Bond’s statement at the time detailed how many PFLAG members had set up contingency plans should their child’s medical care be cut off, ranging from finding resources to move out of state to finding alternative care inside Texas. Bond’s affidavit was submitted shortly after Republican Gov. Greg Abbott signed a sweeping gender-affirming care ban for minors.

The lawsuit alleges that the attorney general is “seeking to determine which Texas families are seeking to access gender-affirming care for their transgender adolescents.”

PFLAG is asking the state court to block Paxton’s request.

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Read more: https://apnews.com/article/transgender-texas-lawsuit-youth-ede5b126e4f2f47fa179465c364f5549

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LGBTQ+ advocacy group PFLAG sues Texas AG, says it won't identify transgender families (Original Post) Eugene Mar 1 OP
I hope PFLAG wins LostOne4Ever Mar 1 #1
Next up -- Snitches sniffing them out? n/t Valdosta Mar 1 #2
Snitches get... Shipwack Mar 2 #5
What happened to equal rights??? Karadeniz Mar 1 #3
Turns out there's not enough of them to go around... Shipwack Mar 2 #4
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