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Summary:
  •  According to the DSM-5, As many as 98% of gender confused boys and 88% of gender confused girls eventually accept their biological sex after naturally passing through puberty. Why did you vote for a bill that will trap them into this confusion? According to lines 114-119, the only help a licensed professional can give it to help a child transition, sending them down the path of CHEMICAL CASTRATION. 
  •  Conversion therapy doesn't exist in Delaware but the language of SB 65 violates the fundamental right of parents to direct the moral upbringing of their children without government interference.
  •  SB 65 interferes with free speech and prevents clients from seeking their own self-determined goals.
  •  SB 65 forbids a discussion, that would affirm a child's biological reality. 
  •  SB 65 demands therapists provide counseling according to the will of the government - or they may lose their professional license. Instead, we should advocate for a discussion that promotes therapy guided by a client's self-determined goals.
Parent Alert! Just Passed - new Law will Insert Government Between Parents and Their Children
Updated on June 8, 2018
Senate Bill 65 (SB 65) passed the House on 6/7/18 and is expected to be signed into law by Gov. Carney. The bill says (lines 114-119) that if your child develops confusion about his/her identity, the only licensed professional counseling your child may receive is that which promotes a homosexual or transgender identity. 
Once again, just like with Regulation 225, the state is stepping in between parents, their child, and qualified licensed therapists to say "WE KNOW BEST."  

SB 65 Summary, see the bill language.

This bill is based on the premise of "conversion therapy" which does not exist in Delaware. It is being used to ban any discussions or conversations that do not promote the "gender fluidity" or homosexual ideology in children.

SB 65 BANS any discussion or conversation between a licensed professional and a child that affirms his biological reality and helps him align with his faith and moral beliefs, regardless of self-determined goals. 

Any licensed professional who helps a minor child in this way or refers a family for help outside of the state would have their professional license revoked (line 139). 

According to this new law, the only help a licensed professional can give a gender confused child is to help him/her transition their gender. (lines 114-119)

That means, instead of supporting a child's biological sex through natural puberty, the only help the State of Delaware will allow through SB 65 is sending a gender-confused child down the path of chemical castration with puberty blockers followed by adding cross-sex hormones, which permanently sterilizes them and puts them at risk for heart disease, strokes, diabetes, and cancers and leads to minors making the decision to amputate healthy body parts (lines 83-93, 117-119).




Additional concerns with SB 65:
  • SB65 not only interferes with a parent's right to direct the upbringing of his/her child, it interferes with free speech and prevents clients from seeking their own self-determined goals. The bill demands therapists provide counseling according to the will of the government - or they may lose their professional license. Instead, we should advocate for a discussion that promotes therapy guided by a client's self-determined goals NOT the will of the government!
  •  Many studies have shown a positive association between childhood sexual abuse and sexual confusion. Shouldn’t minors be given the opportunity to explore the idea that their sexuality/attractions may have been forced upon them by their abusers? The answer is "NO" if SB 65 passes.  
  •  SB 65, lines 83-93, says that gender confusion is not to be treated, even though there is ZERO scientific evidence connecting talk therapy to any kind of tangible harm. The American Psychological Association has concluded, "[t]here are no scientifically rigorous studies of recent that would enable us to make a definitive statement about whether recent sexual orientation change efforts is safe or harmful and for whom."
  •  Therapy bans put patient confidentiality at risk. Who would review patient records and determine that a therapist has or has not complied with laws like the therapy bans being considered in Delaware?
  •  ​SB65 forbids even talk therapy, a discussion, that would affirm a child's biological reality. SB65 positions parents and licensed professionals as abusers. This is how the premise of the bill language was expressed in Committee hearings by the bill sponsors. 
  •  So-called conversion therapy does not exist in Delaware. 
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