A Texas judge has stepped up to defend a practice that the governor – and many Texans – consider child abuse: the forced “changing” of a child’s gender through medical treatments.
Gov. Greg Abbott recently empowered the state to investigate parents who try to irreversibly impose their odd gender wishes on dependent children, but on March 11 District Court Judge Amy Clark Meachum imposed a statewide temporary injunction on investigations by the Department of Family Protective Services (DFPS), according to DailyMail.com.
The judge said the injunction would remain in place until the case is litigated and settled by a judgment or other means, with a trial in the case to start July 11.
So parents still have free rein to disfigure their “gender-confused” children if they think the boy should be a girl or vice-versa.
On the same day 60 companies – including Google, Apple, Microsoft and Meta, the owner of Facebook and Instagram – stood up for early, irreversible sexualization of young children by blasting the governor’s directive in a full-page ad in the Dallas Morning News.
The ad, “signed” with a slew of corporate logos, called on state leaders to “abandon efforts to write discrimination into law.”
Because not being free to disfigure children is “discrimination,” according to big brands that sell clothing, computers, soap, sports equipment, ice cream and banking services.
“The recent attempt to criminalize a parent for helping their transgender child access medically necessary, age-appropriate healthcare in the state of Texas goes against the values of our companies,” reads the ad, in a bold move to turn children into gender-fluid sex objects.
“This policy creates fear for employees and their families, especially those with transgender children, who might now be faced with choosing to provide the best possible medical care for their children but risk having those children removed by child protective services for doing so. It’s not just wrong, it has an impact on our employees, our customers, their families, and our work.”
Except, what is a “transgender child” other than a child in the very early stages of sexual development?
The judge’s ruling came in a lawsuit filed by the parents of a 16-year-old girl who were investigated over gender-confirming care their daughter received. The suit marked the first report of parents being investigated following the governor’s directive and an earlier opinion by Attorney General Ken Paxton that designated certain gender-confirming care as “child abuse.”