Posted on · The Texas Supreme Court said Thursday the law will take effect despite a lower court’s finding that the act is unconstitutional.
Posted on · Gov. Greg Abbott is expected to sign the new law prohibiting procedures and prescription treatments for transgender youth. The Houston hospital will wind down its services by end of summer.
Posted on · If Senate Bill 14 becomes law, the ban would take effect on Sept. 1. This would also make Texas one of over a dozen states that restrict transition-related care for transgender minors.
Posted on · Gender-affirming health care is a large focus of this year’s legislative session, with bills like SB 14 that would ban care for minors in the state and penalize doctors offering this care. Families, trans youth and advocates share how it’s felt to live in Texas during this moment of uncertainty.
Posted on · It’s been eight months since Gov. Greg Abbott directed the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services to investigate the families of trans youth for providing gender-affirming care. Since then, some families have left the state. Those that stayed have weathered anxiety and the dizzying back-and-forth of legal battles to determine whether investigations will stop.
Posted on · The Texas Department of Family and Protective Services in February began investigating efforts to provide trans minors with gender affirming care under the direction of Gov. Greg Abbott.