Call Governor Sununu! No Therapy Ban for New Hampshire!
HB 587, the therapy ban bill, seeks to prohibit licensed mental health professionals from offering talk therapy for minors who are experiencing unwanted same-sex attraction or gender dysphoria.
The bill threatens therapists with loss of licensure if they engage in open discussion guided by a client’s self-determined goal, if that goal is reducing or eliminating same-sex attraction and/or gender dysphoria.
As a reminder, Governor Chris Sununu was asked by a reporter in a recent interview about the legislation.
Sununu said he opposes conversion therapy, the practice of trying to change an individual’s sexual orientation using psychological or spiritual interventions. “I don’t believe in it,”he said. “So I’m curious to see if that bill will move forward,” hinting that he has a signature pen in hand.
HB 587 is about banning talk therapy. Is this really something for which the Governor “has a signature pen in hand”?
The number one action item on HB 587 now: Call Governor Sununu at 603-271-2121. Let him know you oppose HB 587, and ask him what he is going to do about the bill.
Number two: let the Cornerstone team know what kind of response you get. If you get no response, we’d like to hear about that, too.
Read more about the therapy ban on the Cornerstone website and watch Cornerstone updates for news of the Senate hearing on HB 587, which is likely to come in early March