Policies and Positions

March 7, 2022: TxABA Statement on Governor Abbott's Directive to Report Parents of Transgender Minors

The Texas Association for Behavior Analysis (TxABA) unequivocally and strongly condemns Governor Greg Abbott’s proposed law attacking gender-affirming care for transgender, LGBTQI+, and nonbinary youth. Gender-affirming care allows trans youth to live healthy and fulfilling lives and is associated with lower rates of depression and suicide risk. It is the right of families to safely seek and access proper medical and gender-affirming care for their children, and these decisions should remain between families and their medical doctors. TxABA stands firmly in support of the trans, LGBTQI+, and nonbinary community and their right to gender-affirming care so that they and their families may live their lives genuinely, joyously, and free from fear and condemnation.