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Fighting care for transgender kids shifts from a fringe issue to a litmus test for Texas Republicans

The issue is no longer contained to just the party’s fringes — and it is unlikely to go away any time soon as the national fervor grows, Gov. Greg Abbott’s directive faces legal challenges and it factors prominently into a slew of GOP primary runoffs.

People held up a transgender flag at an event held by Equality Texas at the Capitol in Austin on Wednesday, April 14, 2021

From “bathroom bill” to now

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Not going away

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Politics State government 2022 elections Attorney General's Office Governor's Office Greg Abbott Ken Paxton Texas Legislature