Tennessee’s Republican governor said Wednesday that he signed a bill into law that allows mental health counselors to refuse to treat patients based on the therapist’s religious or personal beliefs.


The American Counseling Association called the legislation an “unprecedented attack” on the counseling profession and said Tennessee was the only state to ever pass such a law. Opponents say the legislation is part of a wave of bills around the nation that legalizes discrimination against gays, lesbians, bisexuals and transgender people.

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  1. First you have a disproportionate number of Catholic hospitals with their many dos and don’ts and to that list they have added counselors with the right to discriminate based on religious opinions!
    This is worse than what happens in some third world countries

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