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Dallas County DA Creuzot among those signing amicus brief against Abbott’s anti-trans directive

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Dallas County District Attorney John Creuzot  Dallas County District Attorney John Creuzot is one of 93 “criminal justice leaders from around the nation” who on Wednesday night, March 9, filed an amicus brief in the Doe v.

Abbott lawsuit before the 353rd District Court of Texas opposing Gov. Greg Abbott’s directive ordering the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services to investigate those providing gender-affirming healthcare to transgender children. “The signatories argue that [Abbott’s] directive … to investigate, and potentially prosecute, these parents for child abuse – and to involve medical professionals, others who care for children, and even members of the general public in this mandate – will result in grave harm to already vulnerable young people,” noted a press release from Creuzot’s office regarding the brief. “As noted in the brief, these divisive and deeply troubling policies erode public trust in the integrity of the justice system and thereby inhibit the ability of law enforcement to keep communities safe.” Creuzot said he is “proud to sign my name to this important legal document” and again emphasized his previous pledge that his office “will not be prosecuting parents or medical providers in accordance with this harmful directive.

Transgender youth and their families can rest easy in Dallas County knowing they will not be subject to legal action for choosing what is best for a child’s health.” The brief reads, in part, “By singling out families with transgender children for government interference and opening the door to intrusions into the privacy of deeply personal medical care, while also triggering potential family separation and even prosecution based on clinically recommended treatment,

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