Today we see the government increasingly attempting to usurp parental rights. The elitist mindset that “we know best” has perpetrated our culture, and is now affecting our parental rights. We believe that parents, not politicians, should be in control of their child’s education, medical decisions, and everyday life. At Nevada Family Alliance we strive to empower parents, because we know that is what creates healthy families.
SB 201 – Prohibitions on Counseling
SB 201 will prohibit licensed “psychotherapists,” from counseling minors regarding unwanted same-sex attraction and gender identity. If a 6-year-old biological boy believes he’s a girl, this bill would prohibit counseling for that child about his biological sex. He could only receive counseling affirming his choice to be a girl.
Under SB 201 “gender identity conversion therapy” is defined as any psychotherapy, counseling, hypnosis, or other treatment or therapy aimed at altering the gender-related identity of a person so that such gender identity, appearance, expression or behavior of a person, regardless of the person’s assigned sex at birth, is eliminated, reduced or, redirected to the person’s assigned sex at birth.
A minor who is confused about their sexual orientation as a result of sexual abuse will be denied therapy simply because it is not LGBT affirming. The child is, in effect, raped twice – first by the perpetrator and then again by the political environment, which refuses to treat the child unless he sees a LGBT-affirming therapist.
Every patient should be free to choose the therapy that they believe will best help them accomplish their therapeutic goals. SB 201 interferes with the freedom and liberty interests of patients and their parents.
Read the full-text bill here: SB 201
Please contact the Senate Commerce, Labor and Energy Committee members and urge a NO vote on SB 201.
Kevin Atkinson – Chair
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