The Hill reports:
A Texas agency has removed its resource page for LGBT youth after a Republican candidate challenging Gov. Greg Abbott (R) in next year’s election claimed tax dollars were being used to “advocate for transgender ideology.” Republican Don Huffines, a conservative activist and owner of a real estate development company, said the state’s Department of Family and Protective Services was publishing “disturbing information about our youth.”
“They’re talking about helping empower and celebrate lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning, intersex, asexual, ally, non-heterosexual behavior. I mean really? This is Texas. These are not Texas values. These are not Republican Party values, but these are obviously Greg Abbott’s values,” Huffines continued. Within hours, the Texas Department of Family and Protective services took down the page.
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— The Hill (@thehill) October 12, 2021