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Sat Sep 4, 2021, 03:06 PM

Texas and Abbott pass law allowing discrimination against LGTBQ/disabled

https://news.yahoo.com/texas-social-workers-now-turn-182225054.html

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Reply Texas and Abbott pass law allowing discrimination against LGTBQ/disabled (Original post)
Marius25 Sep 2021 OP
snowybirdie Sep 2021 #1
no_hypocrisy Sep 2021 #2
ProudMNDemocrat Sep 2021 #3
Texaswitchy Sep 2021 #6
Lovie777 Sep 2021 #4
Texaswitchy Sep 2021 #5
Texaswitchy Sep 2021 #7
blogslug Sep 2021 #8
Sympthsical Sep 2021 #9
Sogo Sep 2021 #10

Response to Marius25 (Original post)

Sat Sep 4, 2021, 03:14 PM

1. Phew!

Good thing Abbott is openly heterosexual!

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Response to Marius25 (Original post)

Sat Sep 4, 2021, 03:26 PM

2. When Shrub was governor, I thought TX couldn't sink any lower.

All those executions, esp. Shrub mocking Carla Faye Tucker ("Please don't kill me . . . . !"

Boy, was I wrong! That was the halfway mark.

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Response to Marius25 (Original post)

Sat Sep 4, 2021, 03:27 PM

3. Is Abbott that STUPID?

Apparently he does not see himself as disabled and his wheelchair is just a prop to gain sympathy.

Will he be exempt from this law he signed?

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Response to ProudMNDemocrat (Reply #3)

Sat Sep 4, 2021, 04:12 PM

6. I have heard he could walk.

The wheel chair was for sympathy.

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Response to Marius25 (Original post)

Sat Sep 4, 2021, 04:07 PM

4. This man is sick . ..

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Response to Marius25 (Original post)

Sat Sep 4, 2021, 04:08 PM

5. Running for President.

Pissing off every group he can.

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Response to Marius25 (Original post)

Sat Sep 4, 2021, 04:15 PM

7. He will make the handicap sidewalk cuts destroyed.

And the ramps.

Just think what he could do.

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Response to Marius25 (Original post)

Sat Sep 4, 2021, 04:24 PM

8. I think that language has been removed

https://www.texastribune.org/2020/10/27/texas-social-workers-lgbtq-disabilities-discrimination/

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton said in a nonbinding legal opinion Monday that a state board cannot forbid social workers from discriminating against LGBTQ people and people with disabilities.

The Texas Behavioral Health Executive Council, which regulates social workers, has been in a monthslong debate over its code of conduct. In October, it removed language from the section that establishes when a social worker may refuse to serve someone, allowing social workers to refuse service based on someoneís disability, sexual orientation or gender identity.

After facing intense backlash from social workers, lawmakers and advocates, the board reversed its decision just two weeks later, voting unanimously to restore the explicit protections. It also voted to request an opinion from Paxtonís office about the legality of its rule change.

Months later, Paxtonís opinion states that the board was authorized by the Legislature to punish social workers who refused work with clients based on aspects of identity like age, race and religion ó but not their disability status, sexual orientation or gender identity. The board lacks the authority to add those three categories, he argues...

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Response to Marius25 (Original post)

Sat Sep 4, 2021, 04:26 PM

9. Removing social protections for the most vulnerable

Very Christian of them.

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Response to Marius25 (Original post)

Sat Sep 4, 2021, 04:36 PM

10. Ha! These guys are writing the Democratic Campaigns for

the foreseeable future.

Suppress women, gays, and take away voting rights for POC!

Keep up the good work, GOPukes!!

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