Amber Briggle from Denton Texas wrote about her transgender son's achievement in a Facebook post-
"Max competed at State today, which means I am proud to officially introduce the NUMBER ONE boys' gymnastics vault champion in the *entire* state of Texas! Y'all!!! 🤯"
It humbles me to think that Max achieved this the same week that a district judge ordered a temporary state-wide injunction requiring that Texas halt investigating his mother and eight others of child abuse simply because a family member is transgender.
A Texas judge on Friday issued an injunction against enforcement of the governor’s order to investigate gender-affirming care as child abuse, handing opponents of the policy a temporary victory, reported NBC News and the AP.
District Judge Amy Clark Meachum wrote that Texas Gov. Greg Abbott’s Feb. 22 directive to the Department of Family and Protective Services was beyond the scope of his authority and unconstitutional.
The directive was given the effect of a new law or rule but without any law being passed, and the actions “violate separation of powers by impermissibly encroaching into the legislative domain,” Meachum wrote.
Texas legislation criminalizing transgender healthcare failed to pass in 2021. Amber Briggle was one of many parents who testified against it.
Having failed to pass this legislation Don Huffines a radical right car salesman who was challenging Abbott in the Governor's primary race criticized Abbott resulting in the state taking down an LGBTQI resource page.
This ultimately prompted Abbott to issue the directive to the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services (DFPS) on February 22, requiring it to conduct “prompt and thorough investigation[s] ” into parents of transgender children who have received gender-affirming treatment.
The court case will resume this spring meanwhile Paxton (seen here breaking bread with Max and family at Amber's invitation) is sueing the Biden administration over potentially losing a billion dollars federal funds denying that Paxton or Abbott ever targeted children or families becuse of transgender healthcare.
Meanwhile trans kids, their parents and transgender adults will continue to exist and some of us like Max, will excel! Congradulations Max, you are seen and apperciated.