But the court said Gov. Greg Abbott did not have the authority to order such investigations, acknowledging they could cause “irreparable harm.”
In a court hearing, a supervisor testified that the state agency responsible for child welfare was told to investigate parents of transgender children without exception.
One family was affected by the decision, but Gov. Greg Abbott’s order to investigate certain medically accepted treatments as child abuse is still in place.
The investigations by the state’s Department of Family and Protective Services started last week with an employee of the agency, according to the suit, after Gov. Greg Abbott called for such inquiries.
Mr. Easley took a leading role in the campaign against “don’t ask, don’t tell,” the Clinton-era policy that required gay service members to hide their sexual orientation.
Challenging a policy that limited survivor’s benefits to married couples, even though some couples were legally barred from marriage, took years.
The country’s first gender-neutral passport was issued to Dana Zzyym, an intersex military veteran who sued the State Department in 2015, according to Lambda Legal.
New Jersey’s attorney general will apologize and vacate penalties against bars shuttered in the 20th century for allowing gay patrons to congregate.
A little bit of good news, in a dire month for L.G.B.T.Q. people.
A new rule narrows the legal definition of sex discrimination in the Affordable Care Act. Major health care providers actively oppose it.