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Texas Supreme Court allows child abuse investigations into families of transgender teens to continue

The high court also raised questions about why the state opened these investigations in the first place, noting that the child welfare agency is not bound by directives from the governor.

Jey Austen listens to the testimony of an anonymous transgender child during the Trans Kids Cry for HELP! rally in front of the Governor's Mansion in Austin on March 13, 2022.

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