The Texas Supreme Court has ruled that Gov. Abbott and his pet Attorney General Ken Paxton went too far when they ordered child abuse investigations of families that provided medical treatments for their transgender kids.
But, being Texas, the ruling only applies to the family that sued:
In its ruling, the top court said the state could not investigate the family of a 16-year-old transgender child at the center of the case while the family’s lawsuit was pending before lower courts.
The court did not go so far as to order a blanket ban on all such investigations, saying a decision on carrying out inquiries was up to the Department for Family and Protective Services (DFPS).
It’s precedent, of course, but without a blanket ban, each family that Paxton investigates (ripping the kids away from the parents and putting them in foster care, BTW) will have to follow the same path.
Freedom isn’t free deep in the heart of TX.