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A Texas judge issued a temporary restraining order Friday afternoon halting a state investigation into several families of transgender youth who have received gender-affirming care. Different reportswhich the state considers child abuse.

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Travis County Judge Jan Soifer, a Democrat, ruled Friday in response to a lawsuit brought by the American Civil Liberties Union and Lambda Legal to halt the investigation of three families of transgender teens.

Soifer’s order prevents a similar investigation into members of an LGBTQ advocacy group called PFLAG, which was also a plaintiff in the lawsuit and Allegedly There are more than 600 members.

Government Greg Abbott (R) issued A directive in February for state agencies to investigate families of youths who had received gender-affirming care-therapy procedures or therapy aimed at promoting traits of one’s desired gender.

Abbott’s office did not immediately respond to a request for comment. Forbes Regarding the judge’s decision.

According to the Texas Tribune, there are at least eight open investigations into families of trans youth in Texas.