Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Department of Health Professions
Board of Psychology
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3/19/19  10:45 am
Commenter: Joel Sutton

Do the right thing

I know that your agency is seeking the best for Virginians. There can be narrow opinions on both sides of this dialogue. Please do not go with the extremes. A citizen should have the right to seek the type of treatment they desire , even if it includes the option of turning away from a transgender identity and seeking an alternative that is based on their faith views. And a counselor should have the right to present alternatives that represent their own faith views, and allow the client to make that choice. To limit these rights is absolutely unconstitutional. It would be a limitation of free speech, free choice, and freedom of religion. As a citizen of Virginia and the United States, I fully expect this agency to uphold those constitutional rights.

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