The LGBT bullies are raging over this bill that has just been signed in to law by Tennessee’s Governor. Do you agree with this new law? Or do you think this encourages discrimination?
Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam signed into law a bill that underscores the rights of therapists, counselors and other mental-health professionals to refuse clients with issues they believe violate their personally held convictions and beliefs – but some say the measure was a back-door attempt to undercut the current LGBT community’s demand for certain rights.
As BuzzFeed reported, the American Counseling Association criticized the measure as conflicting with the field’s code of ethics because it appeared to target and discriminate against LGBT individuals.
And an online petition that generated 42,738 supporters before closing called on Tennessee to “don’t deny LGBTQ folks mental health care!”
After Haslam signed the bill into law, the petition website sported the message:
“Petition closed. Sadly, Governor Haslam signed this bill into law … Thank you for all your support in our efforts to thwart this hateful bill. You can help support other LGBTQ rights petitions by going to ‘browse petitions’ and choosing ‘LGBT Issues.’ Or, start your own to help stop anti-LGBTQ legislation across the nation!”
Read more: WND