“On Monday Tennessee legislators passed a bill that could jeopardize access to mental health treatment for LGBT individuals, part of a string of recent anti-LGBT legislation in the South. The GOP-sponsored bill, which now goes to Gov. Bill Haslam (R), allows therapists and counselors to reject patients they feel would violate ‘sincerely held principles.’ Haslam hasn’t indicated whether he will sign the bill into law.”1
This bill was created to counteract the 2014 ACA Code of Ethics bill that states in section A.4.b. “Personal Values Counselors are aware of—and avoid imposing—their own values, attitudes, beliefs, and behaviors. Counselors respect the diversity of clients, trainees, and research participants and seek training in areas in which they are at risk of imposing their values onto clients, especially when the counselor’s values are inconsistent with the client’s goals or are discriminatory in nature.”2. This year, 2016, has been a year of enacting laws to counteract laws previously established. The country is now trying to recreate morality in the nation through legislation that will counteract the legalization of immorality.