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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8/5/19  8:44 pm
Commenter: P Barnes

VOTE NO - There should NOT be ANY restrictions on counseling on sexual orientation or gender!!!

I believe that residents of Virginia should have the right to make their own choices regarding counseling approaches to sexual orientation and gender identity. Doctors are trying to play 'God' by changing one's birth sex and that is NOT right! Withholding counseling from patients or punishing counselors who provide this assistance is totally misguided. Those who are trying (adults and minors) to resolve struggles with sexual orientation or natural gender need help NOT law and mandates! It also needs to go BOTH ways. If you can help someone transform one way WHY can't you help them back? NO GOVERNMENT should take away those rights as that is part of OUR FREEDOM of CHOICE that is built into our constitution and SHOULD NOT BE TAKEN AWAY. VOTE NO for this ONE SIDED AGRUEMENT OR YOU WILL BE HELD ACCOUNTABLE for the atrocities that YOU have CAUSED to OUR Nation and America if you VOTE for it!!

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