Changes Medical Spa & Laser Center endorsed 2016-11-11 18:57:24 -0600
Tennessee Open For Business is a free program for Tennessee small businesses that pledge not to discriminate against their employees or customers on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity. That means that member businesses do not discriminate against gay, lesbian, bisexual, or transgender individuals or couples or do harm to the LGBTQ community. Members will get a listing on our website, a post on Facebook, and a window cling suitable for display in their storefront. The program is made possible through generous support of the Brooks Fund of the Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee.
The Tennessee Equality Project reserves the right to refuse membership in this program to any applicant and to revoke the membership of any business.
You can see a list of some of the current members of Tennessee Open For Business at this link.
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Dr. Angela Shelton signed VETO Hate Bill 1840, the Counseling Discrimination bill 2016-04-13 20:22:02 -0500As a licensed psychologist for 30 years in Tennessee, it astounds me that a small minority of those in the “helping professions” have somehow brought this legislation about. A true professional therapist would not discriminate; that objectivity and ability to remain nonjudgemental is part of the rigorous training required to become a licensed professional. The “Christian Counselors” seem to have forgotten what Christianity is about.
I urge you to veto this embarrassment of a bill, in accordance with anti-discrimination laws that have stood and been respected for decades.
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.