LGBT Parents Hurt by Misguided Policies

Dec 2, 2011

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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