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LGBT Parents Hurt by Misguided Policies

Children in the United States with at least one LGBT parent have to endure social stigma and unfair legal, economic, and healthcare treatment due to misguided public policies, according to a recent report.

The report, “All Children Matter: How Legal and Social Inequalities Hurt LGBT Families,” was written by the Movement Advancement Project, a think tank that focuses on LGBT issues, and the Center for American Progress, a progressive think tank. NASW is a partner in the report, which was released in October.

“It was important for NASW to take part in this report because social workers have always advocated for equal rights for diverse and vulnerable clients and communities,” said Evelyn Tomazewski, a senior policy adviser at NASW’s Human Rights and International Affairs division. “This report will educate the public about the issues LGBT households face due to a range of inequities perpetuated by public policies and laws, as well as individual and institutional practices.”

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One comment

  1. Why does NASW insist on citing inflamatory articles from a single political side? “A progressive think tank” is a nice name for The Center for American Progress. I looked at the article and it fails to cite any specific states, organizations or laws regarding discrimination toward children of LGBTQ families. The Center for American Progress touts its socialist stand on many political issues.

    When is NASW ever going to post a link to a conservative website that promotes families of all types? We Republicans and Libertarians are all for the family, however each person defines it. I’m a PFLAG, so I’m not homophobic, heterophobic but admit to being phobic of frogs.

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