Good News: Gender Modification of Minors Is Now Unlawful

Good News: Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton acted on a request by State Representative Matt Krause (R-Fort Worth). Paxton opined that existing family law makes gender modifications of minors unlawful.

Link to 2021 Texas State GOP Priorities: Gender Modification of Minors

Gov. Greg Abbott advised the Director of Texas Department of Family and Protective Services, “Texas law also imposes a duty on DFPS to investigate the parents of a child who is subjected to these abusive gender-transitioning procedures, and on other state agencies to investigate licensed facilities where such procedures may occur.” [Link ]

Legislative History

“..the Texas Senate passed two bills relating to children and gender modification, enabled by Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick. Both of those bills went through the Senate State Affairs Committee chaired by Republican State Sen. Bryan Hughes (Mineola). They were authored by Republican State Sens. Charles Perry (Lubbock) and Senator Bob Hall (Edgewood).” [Texas Scorecard link ]

It was the House that did not act on the Senate bills.

RPT SREC Legislative Priorities Committee – 87th Legislature Assessment Report: Senator Bob Hall (SD-2)

RPT SREC Legislative Priorities Committee – 87th Legislature Assessment Report: Representative Justin Holland (HD-33)

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John White
Rockwall, Texas

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A lifetime (over 50 years) of experiences with automation and control systems ranging from aerospace navigation, radar, and ordinance delivery systems to the world's first robotic drilling machine for the oil patch, to process-control systems, energy management systems and general problem-solving. At present, my focus is on self-funding HVAC retrofit projects and indoor air quality with a view to preventing infections from airborne pathogens.

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