VETO Hate Bill 1840, the Counseling Discrimination bill

 

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

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.

Who's signing

4,239 SIGNATURES
1,000 signatures

Will you sign?

  • John McCullough
    signed 2016-04-06 11:41:00 -0500
  • Misty Dady
    signed 2016-04-06 11:40:11 -0500
  • Brad Swafford
    signed via 2016-04-06 11:39:33 -0500
  • Adam Janke
    signed 2016-04-06 11:39:19 -0500
  • Fred Hensley
    signed 2016-04-06 11:38:53 -0500
  • Robyn Smith
    signed 2016-04-06 11:38:06 -0500
    I trust that counselors are capable of practicing their profession without this harmful law. The law does more to perpetuate shame and hurt than to protect counselors.
  • Del Zimmerman
    posted about this on Facebook 2016-04-06 11:38:04 -0500
    Sign the petition: VETO Hate Bill 1840, the Counseling Discrimination bill
  • Matthew Seddon
    signed 2016-04-06 11:38:03 -0500
    I voted for you Haslam as well as many that may not admit it so you need to realize your voters don’t want this bill Based on 1973 changes of American psychiatric association. Homosexuality is not a disease or a mental disorder. so it can not be a reason to discriminate. Based on any religion.


    This bill devalues Christianity and any organized religion to the core. Judge not. Jesus walked with whom? Lately Jesus walked with everyone that many organized religions discriminate against or won’t welcome into their church??!!


    If some people in power from many organized religions keep using the bible to hide behind bigotry fear and or hate you will in return start or keep starting to devalue and destroy religion and anyone that maybe on the fence to believe. This is the true definition of the devil. Speak as if you are and destroy others of less value or condemn.


    Act as if but not as if you are cause only one is the Lord. Help feed help the homeless. Build shelters half way houses drug rehab centers runaway houses and help the oppressed. What is religion a bunch of beliefs or an example of God on earth. Setting rules or helping people get up and get better.


    End rant.
  • Del Zimmerman
    signed 2016-04-06 11:37:49 -0500
  • Katherine Hiestand
    signed 2016-04-06 11:36:00 -0500
    As a licensed psychologist and a Christian, I see this bill as a deplorable abuse of religious entitlement. My duty is to my clients, and my religious/personal beliefs are not relevant to my work as a therapist. They determine how I conduct my personal life, but should not ever influence how I expect my clients to live their lives. As an ethical psychologist and as a Christian, I denounce this bill as dangerous and discriminatory.
  • Robin Harris
    signed 2016-04-06 11:35:37 -0500
  • Joseph Rhymer
    posted about this on Facebook 2016-04-06 11:34:43 -0500
    Sign the petition: VETO Hate Bill 1840, the Counseling Discrimination bill
  • Joseph Rhymer
    @joer1984 tweeted link to this page. 2016-04-06 11:34:41 -0500
    Sign the petition: VETO Hate Bill 1840, the Counseling Discrimination bill http://tnep.nationbuilder.com/veto_hate_bill_1840_the_counseling_discrimination_bill?recruiter_id=22257
  • Isaiah Costner
    signed 2016-04-06 11:34:17 -0500
  • Elizabeth Owen
    signed 2016-04-06 11:34:00 -0500
  • Jen Sheridan
    signed 2016-04-06 11:32:45 -0500
  • Catherine Gatewood-Keim
    signed 2016-04-06 11:32:17 -0500
  • Jessica Kelso
    signed 2016-04-06 11:31:47 -0500
  • Ann Pierce
    signed 2016-04-06 11:31:35 -0500
  • James Bitter
    signed 2016-04-06 11:30:42 -0500
    This bill is blatant discrimination and it is against everything in our codes of ethics and standards for professional practice. Please, veto this bill.
  • Jennifer Hall
    @ tweeted link to this page. 2016-04-06 11:25:22 -0500
    Sign the petition: VETO Hate Bill 1840, the Counseling Discrimination bill http://tnep.nationbuilder.com/veto_hate_bill_1840_the_counseling_discrimination_bill?recruiter_id=48340
  • DeWayne Fulton ⚡️ Release The Entire Report
    signed 2016-04-06 11:25:06 -0500
  • Katie Garcia
    signed 2016-04-06 11:25:02 -0500
  • Leah Ford
    signed 2016-04-06 11:24:55 -0500
  • David Chall
    signed 2016-04-06 11:24:22 -0500
    David Chall
  • Matthew Young
    signed 2016-04-06 11:23:45 -0500
  • Stuart Blake Meador
    signed 2016-04-06 11:22:15 -0500
  • Rachel Saulsburry
    signed 2016-04-06 11:21:13 -0500
  • Michael Leslie
    posted about this on Facebook 2016-04-06 11:21:00 -0500
    Sign the petition: VETO Hate Bill 1840, the Counseling Discrimination bill.
  • Jessica Parks-Piatt
    signed 2016-04-06 11:20:37 -0500

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