Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Department of Health Professions
Board of Counseling
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4/17/19  3:45 pm
Commenter: Jacinta Whiting

Do NOT Ban Reparative Therapy

This proposed ban is an overreach to prevent freedom of choice when it comes to gender identity, and unduly limits religious freedom and parental rights. People should be free to choose therapists that can help them cope with or overcome unwanted sexual attractions. People should also be free to choose therapy that will align with their sincerely held religious beliefs. Parents should have the freedom to choose therapy for their children that will truly benefit them. Please do not adopt bans on issues that fall outside the scope of governmental responsibility.

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