Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton and
his wife Angela on Thursday met with the family of a transgender boy
at their home.
Adam and Amber Briggle invited the
Paxtons to their Denton home for dinner in May. Paxton accepted the
invitation last week.
Paxton has been outspoken in his
opposition to federal guidance calling on schools to allow
transgender students to use the bathroom of their choice. As
attorney general, Paxton is heading two lawsuits challenging the
federal government on transgender rights.
Amber Briggle told ABC affiliate WFAA
that she invited Paxton to her home to “show the attorney general
that we're a normal family.”
The Briggles say that their
eight-year-old son MG has identified as a boy since the age of two.
“We were very honored that he even
took the time to meet with us,” Amber
said. “I think it shows that he's willing to listen.”
The dinner, which included beef kebabs
and blueberry cobbler, lasted about two hours.
“I said we're really concerned as his
parents that the litigation and the policies you're putting forth are
going to harm [MG] and hurt him,” Amber said. “And I looked Mrs.
Paxton in the eye and I said, 'I'm really concerned that it's going
to affect how he's performing in school.'"