Texas Supreme Court allows child abuse investigations into families of transgender teens to continue

Jey Austen listens to the testimony of an anonymous transgender child during the Trans Kids Cry for HELP! rally on March 13, 2022, against Gov. Greg Abbott's directive to investigate parents who provide gender-affirming care to their kids. (Photo: Lauren Witte/The Texas Tribune)

The high court also raised questions about why the state opened these investigations in the first place, noting that the child welfare agency is not bound by directives from the governor.

, Texas Tribune

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