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New Texas rule lets social workers turn away clients who are LGBTQ or have a disability

Discussion in 'News & Current Events (Articles Required)' started by CRAZY_CAT_WOMAN, Oct 17, 2020.

  1. CRAZY_CAT_WOMAN

    CRAZY_CAT_WOMAN I'm praying for my dad to get well.

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    New Texas rule lets social workers turn away clients who are LGBTQ or have a disability New Texas rule lets social workers turn away clients who are LGBTQ or have a disability
     
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  2. alllivesmatter

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    How can that be? That's discrimination.
     
  3. NerdGirl123

    NerdGirl123 If only we could be ourselves...

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    It's 1am here and I'm half asleep, nor have I read anything else about this, but could someone maybe clarify the reasoning behind the change? The article only states this, and it's clear as mud.

    "Gov. Greg Abbott's office recommended the change, board members said, because the code's nondiscrimination protections went beyond protections laid out in the state law that governs how and when the state may discipline social workers."
     
  4. CRAZY_CAT_WOMAN

    CRAZY_CAT_WOMAN I'm praying for my dad to get well.

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    It might not go far, Since social workers aren't okay with it
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  5. SeventyOne

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    So, he's saying the agency shouldn't unilaterally enact a policy exceed the requirements of the law. Well, if they are extending services to one group not covered under the law, but using the same standards to reject other groups also not covered under the law, then they are actually responsible for systematic discrimination. The only real issue here is that they are discriminating against those who aren't currently politically popular.

    Would seem anyone who claims to be in favor of equal rights would applaud the move unless their definition of 'equal' only hypocritically applies in certain areas.
     
  6. CRAZY_CAT_WOMAN

    CRAZY_CAT_WOMAN I'm praying for my dad to get well.

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    This ruling is BS and worse. . And I'm glad social worker have enough braincells to get it.
     
  7. Quartermaine

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    would you be as eager to defend this if the legislature gave doctors the right to refuse to treat black people? if you are saying no then your definition of equal only hypocritically apples in certain areas
     
  8. FireDragon76

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    Just another right-wing demagogue politician signalling to his base, regardless of whether it actually is supported by those with genuine expertise.
     
  9. RestoreTheJoy

    RestoreTheJoy Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Well, posting the first frantic article screaming discrimination without getting facts or context seems to be par for the course, but that is not why the list was edited.

    Social workers do not discriminate anyway; that is the heart of the profession. The purpose is to ensure social workers don't practice outside their scope of knowledge and competence and also to comply with state law.

    "Darrel Spinks, executive director of the Texas Behavioral Health Executive Council, said that he consulted with the office of Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton before the rule change was made. He concluded that Abbott's opinion—"your rule needs to match what the statute is"—was correct. The change was made during a joint meeting of the council and the board"
     
  10. NerdGirl123

    NerdGirl123 If only we could be ourselves...

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    I'm still a bit puzzled, but maybe once I wake up a bit more and maybe google some more articles and information about this, I'll understand it better.
     
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