WACO, TX — The battle over youth transgender reassignment is intensifying.
The state now says they could investigate any parents who let their kids pursue transitioning. A judge ruling recently halted the state from investigating parents of a transgender teen--but yesterday Attorney General Ken Paxton filed to appeal that ruling.
Paxton is trying to stop a hearing scheduled for Friday, March 11.
Last month, Texas Gov. Abbott directed the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services to open investigations into parents that may provide gender-affirming care. That term refers to any sort of treatment for a transgender minor.
Some Central Texas parents of transgender children are left without options.
"I love Texas, this is home and for the first time in my life I'm thinking will I need to move somewhere safer for my kid," Lucas Land said.
The argument comes down to development. Science points to the pre-frontal cortex, the portion of our brain used to make decisions.
Opponents of gender reconstruction said a minor can not make those decisions.