Texas Governor Greg Abbott has decreed that widely accepted medical treatments for transgender youth — known as gender-affirming care — will now be classified as “child abuse” in Texas. He has also threatened criminal penalties for any licensed professionals — including doctors, nurses, and teachers — who fail to report such “abuse.”
Abbott’s Orwellian, up-is-down redefinition of child abuse jeopardizes the lives of trans youth, threatens to tear families apart, and makes people who work with children choose between doing their jobs or going to jail. All so Abbott can score points in the Republican Party’s pathetic and barbaric game of “Who’s the Trumpiest?”
We are calling on the five most valuable companies headquartered in Texas — Exxon Mobil, AT&T, Oracle, Texas Instruments, and Charles Schwab — to use their considerable influence to demand that Governor Abbott immediately rescind his deranged, inhumane “policy.”
Texas Governor Greg Abbott is attempting to stigmatize transgender adolescents and turn the adults in their lives into criminals and spies. As the CEOs of the most valuable companies in the Lone Star State, you must do everything in your power to force Abbott to rescind his deranged, inhumane “policy.”
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