|Action||Unprofessional conduct - conversion therapy|
|Comment Period||Ends 8/7/2019|
It is unconscionable for a Virginia Governor to promote the muzzling of citizens who seek to counsel and help teens. The US Constitution protects our right to free speech. No one—not even a Governor— has the right to decide which words and ideas are allowable and which are not. Gov. Northem swore an oath to uphold the Constitution for all the citizens of this Commonwealth. We will not tolerate any actions by our elected officials that violate our basic human rights. Counselors’ right to free speech must never be limited by any government employee, official, or mandate. Gov. Northem, I urge you to remember what you pledged to us when you took office. Please withdraw your plans to invade the sanctity of the counselor’s domain. It’s just not your right, nor is it your job!