Texas Social Workers Can Refuse LGBT and Disabled Clients Under New Rule

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10/14/2020

Texas officials have changed rules for social workers to allow them to refuse service for clients who are LGBTQ or disabled. The Texas State Board of Social Work Examiners unanimously voted to eliminate protections against discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation, gender identity or disability on Monday, according to The Texas Tribune. The change was reportedly recommended by Texas Governor Greg Abbott. The governor claimed that the previous rules, which did prohibit discrimination against LGBTQ and disabled people, needed to be changed because they went beyond the scope of what was strictly prohibited by the Texas law.

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