A Texas judge on Friday temporarily blocked state Attorney General Ken Paxton from forcing an LGBTQ+ advocacy group to hand over information about transgender children receiving gender-affirming medical care.

The ruling came just one day after PFLAG National went to court to try to stop Paxton’s office from getting the information.

Travis County District Court Judge Maria Cantú Hexsel said in an order that providing the information would harm PFLAG and its members in several ways, including violating their rights of free speech, association and protection from unreasonable searches. Additionally, the judge said, it would be a “gross invasion” of privacy.

  • @bstix
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    So… my first question was: Why’d they even want the information? It’s answered in the article:

    In a statement Thursday, Paxton’s office said the information is highly relevant to investigations into whether medical providers are committing insurance fraud to circumvent the ban.

    Ok… so they know something about the possibilities of insurance scams. I wonder how they know about the methods of insurance scams? Perhaps now would be a good time to investigate how Paxton knows so much about insurance scams.

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        Former governor of Florida and professional Voldemort impersonator Rick Scott’s company committed the largest known case of insurance fraud in US history. He is currently a US Senator.

      • Norgur
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        Wait… So if I accuse Donald Trump of sexual harassment for “grabbing them by the pussy”… I become a sex offender? Goodness me, I didn’t even know I did such a thing!

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      Also, it’s bullshit. They want to create a registry so when Trump gets in, they can put them in camps.

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      Why would the AG even care about alleged insurance scams? Isn’t that something for the insurance companies to figure out in civil court?

      conservatives: privatize healthcare
      also conservatives: no, not like this