Last week, the state of Texas voted to allow social workers to deny services to anyone who is LGBT, and anyone who has a disability. The right-wing government saw simple human compassion as a liability. It was Texas Governor Abbott's office that recommended the new law.
The new law has received A TON of backlash (rightfully so). Social workers from all over the state are making their voices heard. Steven Parks, a social workers that works with child trauma victims, told the Texas Tribune that the rule change is "both a professional and a personal gut punch. There's now a gray area between what's legally allowed and ethically responsible. The law should never allow a social worker to legally do unethical things."
It's no secret that Gov. Abbott has a deep-seated hatred toward the LGBTQIA+ community. He has dragged his heels when it comes to expanding LGBTQIA+ protections.
Abbott is a shameful, bigoted monster.
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