Bloomberg Law
March 10, 2022, 10:40 AM

Texas Transgender ‘Abuse’ Policy Portends Biden Investigation

Shira Stein
Shira Stein

The administration has just two options to stop Texas from investigating families for child abuse if they are suspected of seeking gender-affirming care for transgender children—pulling federal health funding or suing the state.

Attorneys say both options are likely being discussed at the Departments of Justice and Health and Human Services, especially in light of strong statements and guidance opposing the state’s actions by President Joe Biden and his agencies March 2.

A Texas judge last week issued an injunction against the state’s child protective services agency temporarily blocking it from investigating the parents of a transgender teen for alleged ...

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