URGENT: Tell Virginia’s Governor Northam Not to Ban Healing Therapy for Gender-Confused Kids
(Family Research Council) Disgraced Virginia Governor Ralph Northam has directed his Board of Counseling to punish any counselor who responds to a teen’s cry for help to accept her own physical biology.
That’s called putting politics in front of people.
You have heard of these bans. They’re sometimes called bans on “conversion therapy.” LGBT activists describe nightmarish scenarios of cruel methods used on “gay” people to make them “straight,” without any real evidence, to get what they really want: sweeping bans to outlaw not only cruel methods, but all therapy. Even talk therapy.
They are speech bans, pure and simple.
Eighteen states have already thrown their teens under the bus. Democrats in Virginia have tried and failed to impose these speech bans through the legislative process. So Northam is doing it through the back door, through executive branch planned regulations.
They ban speech about unwanted same-sex attraction, but also about unwanted transgender feelings.
The regulations would ban talk therapy that “seeks to change” a young person’s “gender identity,” including “efforts to change behaviors or gender expressions.”
Gosh, that almost sounds like these regulations would stop Fairfax County public school “sexperts” from trying to convince little boys that they might really be girls.
[Editor’s Note: This article was written by Cathy Ruse. It originally appeared at the Family Research Council]