The legal context for social work with lesbians and gay men in the UK: updating the educational context

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10547/300058
Title:
The legal context for social work with lesbians and gay men in the UK: updating the educational context
Authors:
Cosis-Brown, Helen;; Kershaw, Sheila
Abstract:
This article considers some of the social, legal and political changes that have taken place in the UK over recent years to elevate the inequality and discrimination faced by lesbians and gay men and how these changes have affected social work practice. In doing this the paper highlights some of the debates from verbatim reports of proceedings in both houses of parliament that pre‐empted the passing of the legislation. These debates indicate the prejudicial attitudes of some members and show their opposition to lesbians and gay men having the same rights as their heterosexual counterparts. The paper then introduces the Equality Act 2006 and the Sexual Orientation Regulations 2007, which make it illegal to discriminate on the grounds of sexual orientation. The paper considers various amendments that the introduction of equality legislation makes to other pieces of legislation before going on to discuss the impact the legislation will have on the way in which goods, facilities and services will be delivered. The paper concludes that changing the law might be one thing, but changing people's attitudes is another. This conclusion has particular implications for social work education and practice.
Affiliation:
Middlesex University; Leeds Metropolitan University
Citation:
Cosis-Brown, H., & Kershaw, S. (2008) ''The legal context for social work with lesbians and gay men in the UK: Updating the educational context' Social Work Education, 27(2), 122-130.
Publisher:
Taylor and Francis
Journal:
Social work education
Issue Date:
13-Feb-2008
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10547/300058
DOI:
10.1080/02615470701709444
Additional Links:
http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/02615470701709444#.UjrzJH91gpw
Type:
Article
Language:
en
ISSN:
0261-5479
Appears in Collections:
Social Work, Professional Practice and the Law

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorCosis-Brown, Helen;en_GB
dc.contributor.authorKershaw, Sheilaen_GB
dc.date.accessioned2013-08-28T14:52:40Zen
dc.date.available2013-08-28T14:52:40Zen
dc.date.issued2008-02-13en
dc.identifier.citationCosis-Brown, H., & Kershaw, S. (2008) ''The legal context for social work with lesbians and gay men in the UK: Updating the educational context' Social Work Education, 27(2), 122-130.en_GB
dc.identifier.issn0261-5479en
dc.identifier.doi10.1080/02615470701709444en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10547/300058en
dc.description.abstractThis article considers some of the social, legal and political changes that have taken place in the UK over recent years to elevate the inequality and discrimination faced by lesbians and gay men and how these changes have affected social work practice. In doing this the paper highlights some of the debates from verbatim reports of proceedings in both houses of parliament that pre‐empted the passing of the legislation. These debates indicate the prejudicial attitudes of some members and show their opposition to lesbians and gay men having the same rights as their heterosexual counterparts. The paper then introduces the Equality Act 2006 and the Sexual Orientation Regulations 2007, which make it illegal to discriminate on the grounds of sexual orientation. The paper considers various amendments that the introduction of equality legislation makes to other pieces of legislation before going on to discuss the impact the legislation will have on the way in which goods, facilities and services will be delivered. The paper concludes that changing the law might be one thing, but changing people's attitudes is another. This conclusion has particular implications for social work education and practice.en_GB
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherTaylor and Francisen_GB
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/02615470701709444#.UjrzJH91gpwen
dc.subjectattitudesen_GB
dc.subjectdiscriminationen_GB
dc.subjectequalityen_GB
dc.subjectlegislationen_GB
dc.subjectsexual orientationen_GB
dc.titleThe legal context for social work with lesbians and gay men in the UK: updating the educational contexten
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentMiddlesex Universityen_GB
dc.contributor.departmentLeeds Metropolitan Universityen_GB
dc.identifier.journalSocial work educationen_GB
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