Texas Social Workers Prepare to Fight Removal of LGBTQ, Disabled Protections


Texas Social Workers Fight Removal of Protections– Reform …
After prompting from Gov. Greg Abbott, the Texas State Board of Social Workers voted unanimously last week to remove protections regarding sexual orientation, gender identity and disability status from the official code of conduct.


New Texas rule that allows social workers to turn away …
New Texas rule that allows social workers to turn away ‘vulnerable’ LGBTQ or disabled clients sparks outrage, calls for reversal Wednesday, 21 October 2020 ( 14 minutes ago ) The Texas State Board of Social Work Examiners voted unanimously last week to remove protections for LGBTQ clients and clients with disabilities.


Advocacy Alert! Stand With Texas Social Workers – National …
Any discrimination towards a person with a disability would violate the ADA, or Sec. 504, or (at least for non-governmental social workers) Chapter 121 of the Texas Human Resources Code, assuming those laws applied to the individual, which is a fairly safe assumption.


“New Texas rule lets social workers turn away clients who …
The removal of “sexual orientation; gender identity and expression.” from our Code of Conduct goes directly against the Core Values of social work and the inclusive and accepting environment we try to create for our clients. There is no place for discrimination in social work. There is no place for bigotry or homophobia in social work.


New Texas rule lets social workers turn away clients who …
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ATTN Texas Social Workers : socialwork
Help me to tell Gov. Abbott to stay out of Social Work. Below is an email from the Executive Director of NASW-Texas. The Texas Governor’s Office deliberately undermined social workers by proposing and voting on this issue at the end of the business day on Friday, without allowing testimony or public comment.


Current Status (v1.0) – The Political Web’s Front Page …
Texas social workers can now turn away LGBTQ, disabled clients – A state regulatory board removed the discrimination protections following a recommendation from Gov. Greg Abbott. nbcnews.com 2020-10-19 18:22:25+00:00


Advancing LGBTQ Equality Through Local Executive Action …
LGBTQ senior citizens face higher rates of social isolation than the general elderly population. 224 They also face higher rates of economic insecurity than the general population, particularly …


Workplace Discrimination Laws and Policies – HRC
Employers can enact their own policies to apply consistently across their organization. Employment protections from discrimination should be understood to be inclusive of harassment but when harassment is not clearly defined or included the anti-discrimination policies typically emphasize the responsibility of the employer and anti-harassment policies emphasize the responsibility of employees.


How LGBT adults see society and how the public sees them …
LGBT adults believe that greater social acceptance has come as a result of more Americans knowing someone who is lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender, according to our survey. Individual relationships and the role of well-known public figures, like Ellen DeGeneres , are viewed as being the most helpful things in fostering acceptance.