Steve Deasy

  • signed VETO Hate Bill 1840, the Counseling Discrimination bill 2016-04-09 11:25:14 -0500
    Republicans need to stop trying to discriminate against fellow citizens—this is an embarrassment to the state of Tennessee! We are better than Mississippi and North Carolina! Do as Georgia’s governor did and VETO THIS BILL! Then be a statesman and stand up for ALL of your TENNESSEANS against your own party. Hate is not a pretty picture for our state.

    VETO Hate Bill 1840, the Counseling Discrimination bill


    Please, add your voice and urge Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam to veto this discriminatory bill.

    4,239 signatures

    Dear Governor Haslam,

    We urge you to veto HB1840, which allows counselors to turn away clients based on the counselor's biases and values.  This bill puts the focus on the desires of counselors rather than on the needs of clients, damaging the counseling profession and putting clients at risk. 

    An anti-bullying amendment was stripped from the bill in the House Health Committee leaving youth vulnerable in areas where mental health services are not widely available.

    Thank you for considering our views.

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  • endorsed 2014-12-11 10:39:47 -0600
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