"Those of you who know me, know I do not publicly share my views on issues which could become ballot measures, as I oversee elections. Prior to today I was considering not attending a national conference scheduled in Nashville, TN in July, right before our state's primary in August. With the bill signing today for the Tennessee law allowing mental health counselors to refuse to treat patients based on the therapist's religious or personal beliefs, I have decided not to attend. My core principles do not support denying mental health care services to those who need them when they are most vulnerable."
Thank you Kim for taking a stand publicly, raising the issue and holding true to your principles!