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Teresa Nichols signed VETO Hate Bill 1840, the Counseling Discrimination bill 2016-04-10 03:44:11 -0500Would you allow doctors & hospitals to do this, too? to refuse to treat people based upon prejudice and bias, dressed up as freedom?
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.
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