Rhonda Vanvleet endorsed 2016-04-23 13:29:59 -0500I tweeted and retweeted many others. If we all retweet each other’s , we can spread the message further !!
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Rhonda Vanvleet signed VETO Hate Bill 1840, the Counseling Discrimination bill via 2016-04-12 11:11:09 -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?
Or a murderer or a rapist? Or a prostitute The list is endless of situations that COULD be in a mental health professional’s ethical stances. That doesn’t mean the persons doesn’t need or deserve counseling. Everyone deserves counseling and this is totally absurd !! I have children and grandchildren growing up in TN and this is frankly an unbelievably discriminatory bill !!
Please do not sign this !!
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.