Texas Supreme Court Allows Child Abuse Probes of Parents Who Affirm Trans Kids’ Genders to Resume
"Trans youth, in particular, are being hounded in public and driven to deaths of despair at an alarming rate,” US Assistant Secretary for Health Rachel Levine told NPR in April. Levine, who is also trans, cited a Trevor Project study finding that 52% of transgender youth in the US contemplated suicide in 2020. “Think about how many of them thought it was better to die than to put up with any more harassment, scapegoating and intentional abuse."
"We hope that, with a clear determination from the Texas Supreme Court that this directive is not legally binding, that everything will go back to business as usual before this directive from Gov. Abbott came out," Currey Cook, senior counsel with Lambda Legal, an LGBTQ civil rights group, told the Austin American-Statesman.