Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Department of Health Professions
Board of Counseling
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4/13/19  3:01 pm
Commenter: Roger, Mary & Jonathan Ritter

Proposed Ban on Conversion Therapy

We respectfully oppose the proposed ban on conversion therapy. Adolescents who are sexually confused (and their parents) have the right to seek help from faith-based counselors who can listen to them with sympathy and assure them that such confusion is natural. Also, the proposed ban could prevent any faith-based counseling, which would be a violation of the First Amendment. Finally, such a far-reaching step should only be taken after full consideration by the legislature, not by an administrative agency. 

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