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In California, a Therapy Ban Bill Stalls

While New Hampshire has passed a gag rule on licensed therapists, pro-family activists in California are celebrating the withdrawal of a similar bill. The sponsor of California’s therapy ban bill withdrew it from consideration on August 31, saying there was “more to learn” after his conversations with faith leaders. The news from California follows the failure of therapy ban bills in Massachusetts and Maine. …

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Governor Sununu Signs Bathroom Bill and Therapy Ban

The following statement may be attributed to Shannon McGinley, Cornerstone Action Executive Director. Today, a Republican governor goes down in history as the man who signed the Bathroom Bill, endangering women and girls all across the state and giving unfair advantages to men posing as women in various competitive environments. Sadly, Gov. Chris Sununu’s decision to sign the Bathroom Bill, HB 1319, and the …

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Call on Governor Sununu to Veto Gender Identity Bill, HB 1319!

Governor Chris Sununu has said he will sign HB 1319, the gender identity bill now that it has passed the New Hampshire Senate.  Call Governor Sununu’s office at 603-271-2121 and tell him to VETO HB 1319. Chris Sununu will go down in history as a gender ideologue if he signs this unnecessary and dangerous bill. All New Hampshire residents are already protected under anti-discrimination law. …

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The courts could make the call.

Paving the Way: Judges, Children, and Gender

Could the state take a child away from a parent who does not want the child to receive cross-sex hormones and amputation of healthy body parts? An Ohio court has told us the answer: yes. When transgender identity is treated as a non-elective medical procedure, that’s where the child welfare and legal systems inevitably lead. From CNN.com, February 16, 2018, “Judge gives grandparents custody …

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Don’t Let Gender Politics Interfere With Clinical Care: Testimony to Senate Committee on HB 587 (2018)

Testimony provided to N.H. Senate Health and Human Services Committee 4/10/18 by Shannon McGinley, Executive Director, Cornerstone Action. Please vote “inexpedient to legislate” on HB 587, relative to conversion therapy seeking to change a person’s sexual orientation. Cornerstone has opposed this bill since its introduction. Since our testimony to a House committee in February 2017, we have heard from professional therapists who are appalled …

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N.H. House Passes Bill to Muzzle Therapists; It’s Time for Messages to Senate & Governor

The therapy ban has passed the New Hampshire House. Next stop: the Senate. The House passed HB 587 by a vote of 179-171 on February 8. See below for details of the vote. The measure 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 loss of licensure for …

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Early House Action, 2018: Mixed Results

In the first floor sessions of 2018, the New Hampshire House approved a bill to establish education savings accounts but killed an abortion statistics bill. In a pair of dramatic votes that each required a tiebreaking vote by Speaker of the House Gene Chandler, the House voted “inexpedient to legislate” (ITL) on two therapy ban bills, one of which might be reconsidered on February …

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Therapy Bans: Committee Says “No,” and Cornerstone Agrees

Two bills written to interfere with licensed counselors, HB 587 and SB 244, will get House votes in January 2018 after being retained by the House Health and Human Services Committee last spring.  These two bills are about what sponsors call “conversion therapy,” but the truth is that these bills would create a therapy ban for licensed counselors working with minors struggling with same-sex …

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