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

Amal Chehayeb
Laura Ballantyne
dawn d
Deana Hannah
Michelle Byrd
Dora Nelson
Carmen Tillman
Charles Brown
Urvi Chatterjee
Colleen Gormley
Michael Dealmeida
4,239 SIGNATURES
1,000 signatures

Will you sign?

  • Amal Chehayeb
    signed via 2016-09-22 16:26:41 -0500
  • Jennie Kostiuk
    posted about this on Facebook 2016-09-22 15:31:14 -0500
    Sign the petition: VETO Hate Bill 1840, the Counseling Discrimination bill
  • Jennie Kostiuk
    signed 2016-09-22 15:30:26 -0500
  • Laura Ballantyne
    @tricityladytn tweeted link to this page. 2016-08-27 19:40:03 -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=72502
  • Laura Ballantyne
    signed 2016-08-27 19:39:24 -0500
    Why must we bully people based on who they are? Stop this and other similar laws that perpetuate socially acceptable bullying of members of the LGBT community!
  • dawn d
    signed 2016-08-25 15:29:50 -0500
  • Carol Owens
    signed via 2016-08-25 12:29:27 -0500
  • Steve Butler
    posted about this on Facebook 2016-08-25 10:47:30 -0500
    Sign the petition: VETO Hate Bill 1840, the Counseling Discrimination bill
  • Stephen Butler
    signed 2016-08-25 10:46:52 -0500
  • Kevin Arnold
    signed 2016-08-25 10:10:28 -0500
    Please veto this discriminatory bill.
  • Jamey Larimer
    signed 2016-08-24 18:25:27 -0500
  • Linda Sorrell
    signed 2016-08-24 11:48:10 -0500
  • Kevin Smathers
    signed 2016-08-24 07:54:32 -0500
  • Donald Steele
    signed 2016-08-23 19:53:16 -0500
    Donald Steele
  • Deana Hannah
    signed 2016-08-23 17:18:37 -0500
  • Michelle Byrd
    signed 2016-08-23 14:03:33 -0500
  • Dwight Cope
    signed 2016-08-23 13:58:15 -0500
  • Rebecca Hilton
    signed 2016-08-23 13:37:13 -0500
    Rebecca Hilton
  • Ally Martin
    signed 2016-08-23 13:30:15 -0500
  • Becky Kinder
    signed 2016-08-23 13:29:39 -0500
    Please veto Hate Bill 1840. Gay people deserve the right to be counseled and this bill discriminates. If you are a good man and a Christian you won’t sign this bill.
  • Dora Nelson
    signed 2016-08-23 13:08:39 -0500
    Please veto. Counsellors should be able to work with anyone regardless of the client’s or counselor’s beliefs
  • Carmen Tillman
    signed 2016-07-21 19:37:52 -0500
  • Amy Mullican
    signed 2016-07-17 16:22:57 -0500
  • Charles Brown
    signed via 2016-07-04 16:33:00 -0500
    Stop the hate!!
  • Urvi Chatterjee
    signed 2016-07-04 13:20:49 -0500
  • Lori Carmichael
    signed via 2016-06-23 18:31:25 -0500
    Lori Carmichael
  • Colleen Gormley
    signed 2016-06-10 15:07:08 -0500
  • Kerry Lenny
    signed 2016-06-10 15:00:56 -0500
    Kerry Lenny
  • Michael Dealmeida
    signed 2016-05-25 10:51:55 -0500
  • Molly Preston
    posted about this on Facebook 2016-05-19 13:23:57 -0500
    I signed, it's your turn. Sign the petition: VETO Hate Bill 1840, the Counseling Discrimination bill

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