Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Department of Health Professions
Board of Counseling
Regulations Governing the Practice of Professional Counseling [18 VAC 115 ‑ 20]
Action Unprofessional conduct - conversion therapy
Comment Period Ended on 8/7/2019
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8/7/19  4:48 pm
Commenter: Jennifer Mazza

Free speech transgenderism

Governor Northam,

I understand it can be very painful to a child or teenager who has gender dysphoria.  If that child or parents seeks counseling for their unwanted sexual attraction, who are you to not let them do so?  Are you God almighty?  Free speech is the basis of what our country was founded on.  Whether you like it or not is irrelevant.  You do not have the authority to take away the rights of a family or individual seeking to not enter into the transgender lifestyle.  This is a gross over reach of your authority.  Just because you are in a position of authority for the moment does not mean you will not be held accountable for you actions by our creator.  From what I understand you claim to be a Christian.  I think you had better re-think your decision. 



Jennifer Mazza

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