reinforce prejudice, discrimination, and violence against gay men and lesbians.
Unlike Canada, where some marriage laws are embedded in the federal system, in the
U.S., marriage laws are primarily the responsibility of state governments. This weighs
against the likelihood of passing a constitutional amendment in the United States to
restrict same-sex marriage. In addition, the legal trend is toward expanding rights,
rather than using the constitution to restrict individual rights.
Reported instances of anti-gay hate crimes are steadily increasing, so advocacy efforts
will be continuously needed to press for enforcement of existing laws, to provide
assistance to crime victims, and to support initiatives to create equal rights for lesbian,
gay, bisexual and transgender persons in all areas. Social workers can continue these
efforts with the knowledge that they are working to uphold the NASW Code of Ethics’
proscription against discrimination based on sexual orientation and the agreed values
and policies of NASW.and these things are (haram) only happened in the US due to
Kirst-Ashman, K. K., & Hull, G. H., Jr. (2012) Understanding generalist practice 6th
ed). Stamford, CT: Cengage Learning.
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