Virginia is the latest state to ban its citizens with unwanted same-sex attractions from seeking professional counseling.
Gov. Ralph Northam has signed into law a measure that bans therapy for people under age 18 who have same-gender attractions and want counseling.
Victoria Cobb of the Virginia Family Foundation says the new state law is “incredibly disappointing” because it bans minors and their parents from the legal right to seek such counseling if they want it.
Virginia became the 20th state to ban such practices, marking another victory for homosexual activists who have frightened state legislatures with horror stories of abuse.
Cobb says there are tens of thousands of people who have gone through reputable therapy, however, and have married the opposite sex and are happy.
“In Virginia, parents specifically have a fundamental right to direct the upbringing of their children. This bill flies in the face of that,” she says. “And every American has the right to private, personal, counselor-client conversations without the government interfering or preventing those conversations.”