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National Nurses United (NNU) on Friday applauded a Texas judge’s decision to stop child abuse investigations into transgender youth and their families on the grounds of providing gender-affirming care. The union also affirmed its support for transgender youth, their families and the entire LGBTQ+ community. As politicians in states across the country continue to push for policies that endanger the health and safety of these communities, nurses are saying enough is enough.
“While it would be easy to view these attacks simply as political gamesmanship, and they are that, they are also a very real and grave threat to the health, existence and futures of transgender people,” said NNU President Zenei Triunfo-Cortez, RN. “Nurses know our first responsibility is to our patients, to care for them, and to advocate on their behalf based on available evidence.”