Skye Daniels endorsed 2016-04-19 00:08:30 -0500
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Skye Daniels signed VETO Hate Bill 1840, the Counseling Discrimination bill 2016-04-12 10:47:54 -0500This is obscene. A counselor may have “deeply held views” against cheating on one’s spouse; does that mean the counselor refuses a person who needs help who has cheated on their spouse?
If they are counsellors they are obligated to help, without prejudice, those who come to them for help.
ENOUGH with trying to legislate free passes for hatred & prejudice.
Please, add your voice and urge Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam to veto this discriminatory bill.4,241 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.