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Tennessee Governor Signs Troubling Anti-LGBT 'Therapist Bill' Into Law — Details HERE

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Tennessee Governor signs the 'therapist bill' into law.

This is just awful!

On Wednesday, it was reported that Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam signed a bill that allows counselors with "sincerely held principles" to deny care to clients from the LGBT community. Seriously?

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As we previously reported, the Volunteer State's Senate passed this upsetting piece of legislation earlier this month — not long after a slew of other southern states passed discriminatory bills that targeted the rights of gay, lesbian, and transgender citizens. So sad!

Apparently, the governor decided not to veto the controversial legal document as he felt that his concerns had been addressed in the final revision of the bill. It's said that Haslam felt reassured in his decision when he learned that the bill one, requires therapists and counselors to help clients who are an imminent danger to themselves or others, and two, that the professional must ​arrange a referral to another counselor.

Hmm, go on. In a recent statement, Haslam explained:

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Tennessee Senate Passes Anti-LGBT Counseling Bill

We wish we were kidding.

First North Carolina, then Mississippi, and now this?!

We seriously don't understand what is going on in our country right now! On Monday, the Tennessee Senate passed a bill that could make it very difficult for LGBT individuals to receive mental health treatment.

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For some reason, a slew of southern states have decided to recently pass discriminatory bills that target the rights of the LGBT community.

And now, the Volunteer State is following suit.

Legislators passed a bill that allows mental health experts like counselors and therapists can turn away patients that violate their "sincerely held principles," whatever the f*ck that's supposed to mean!

In fact, opponents are so concerned about the proposition's vague wording that they're worried it could also allow discrimination against people of color.

Democratic Senator Jeff Yarbo said:

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