COMMENTARY: Some jurisdictions are trying to ban counseling for gender-identity issues, right alongside bans on sexual-orientation ‘conversion therapy.’
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The Battle for Counseling Freedom for All: A Small Victory and a Huge Setback For Those With Gender Dysphoria
COMMENTARY: Activists promoting ‘conversion therapy bans’ will not be satisfied until every last counselor, therapist, priest or pastor on planet earth has been silenced, shamed or scared into submission.
The lawsuit, filed by Mid Vermont Christian School, a K-12 school in the town of Quechee, argues that the ban is a violation of the school’s First Amendment rights.
Saint Mary’s College in Notre Dame, Indiana — historically a school for undergraduate women — confirmed the change to students and faculty in an email last week.
‘We clearly do not intend to do things like bless same-sex unions or approve of homosexual acts,’ Bishop Zinkula told CNA.
The California Catholic Conference opposed the bill.
“I suspect the numbers are actually much larger than this,” Richards added. “We just can’t track it all.”
The College of St. Benedict says it will accept both female applicants as well as male applicants who ‘now consistently live and identify as female, transgender, gender-fluid, or nonbinary.’
Another motion advanced on the final day of the bishops’ spring gathering was their planned update to the bishops’ pastoral statement on persons with disabilities.
Addressing parents who are struggling to respond to a child experiencing gender dysphoria, Archbishop Coakley advised them to be open and listen to their child’s struggles but also to seek counseling and not to adopt pronouns different from the child’s biological sex.