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NASW opposes legislation that seeks to restrict freedom and human rights of people who are LGBTQ+

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The National Association of Social Workers (NASW) strongly opposes legislation in multiple states intended to restrict the freedoms and human rights of LGBTQ+ people.

Florida Parental Rights in Education bill, which is being labeled as the “Don't Say Gay” bill, is a politically motivated, shameful attack that will harm the mental health and well-being of LGBTQ+ individuals and students.

NASW will continue to advocate for the civil liberties and human rights of LGBTQ+ individuals and communities.


The National Association of Social Workers (NASW), in Washington, DC, is the largest membership organization of professional social workers. It promotes, develops, and protects the practice of social work and social workers. NASW also seeks to enhance the well-being of individuals, families, and communities through its advocacy.