Posts tagged with ‘counseling ban’

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Counseling Ban Update: You did it!

by MFI News

I have good news to report on the Counseling Ban legislation!  Both the MA House and Senate held their final formal sessions for 2017 this week and the bill did NOT come out of committee for a vote.  This means that the bill cannot be voted on until 2018 at the earliest.  While the inner […]

UPDATE: Counseling Ban Vote

by MFI News

UPDATE: As we communicated with legislators throughout the day today, we started getting word that the Counseling Ban vote was being delayed. By late this afternoon, we had confirmation that the bill has moved out of committee with a new number, HB 4014, but the earliest it will come up is now Monday. This tells […]

Transgenderism IS child abuse

by MFI News

Over the past week, two friends of MFI have made national headlines for boldly telling the truth about transgenderism’s devastating impact on children.  Walt Heyer (whose testimony before the MA legislature last month can be viewed here) published an article in the Federalist this week highlighting the tragic case of a sixth-grade girl who committed […]

Yesterday’s Supreme Court win

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My colleagues at Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF) won a major victory for religious liberty at the Supreme Court yesterday.  The Court ruled in Trinity Lutheran that the state cannot exclude churches and other faith-based organizations from a government program simply because of their religious identity.  Trinity Lutheran had applied to a state program in Missouri, […]

Fight Back Against the Counseling Ban!

by MFI News

Yesterday’s hearing on the Counseling Ban bill should be a wake-up call to families.  The LGBTQ lobby was out in full force in an effort to push through legislation that would prevent children from getting the help they need to deal with unwanted sexual feelings or gender confusion.  After MFI raised the alarm about this […]

MFI on Fox25 Boston

by MFI News

Dear Friend of the Family, At 3:30 Friday afternoon I received a call from a Fox25 reporter asking if she could come by and interview me about the Counseling Ban legislation within the next hour.  I was grateful for the opportunity to raise awareness on this critical issue, and I think the news segment came […]

I Need Your Help to Fight the Counseling Ban

by MFI News

Last week I wrote to you about the threat of the Sexual Orientation Counseling Ban circulating on Beacon Hill.  Well, I was at the State House yesterday afternoon for the Celebration of Life Day (more on that below) when I received an email from a friendly legislator informing me that the public hearing of the Counseling Ban […]

MEDIA RELEASE: Three New England States Move to Ban SOCE Therapy, Stripping Minors of #TherapyEquality

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Massachusetts Family Institute | Media Release FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT:   Lena Wakim | lena@mafamily.org | 781.569.0400 Three New England States Move to Ban SOCE Therapy, Stripping Minors of #TherapyEquality Licensed Professional Counselor Christopher Doyle Says Families Will Suffer in Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Vermont Thursday, March 31, 2016 WASHINGTON, D.C.  — Three New England states are looking to ban […]