ADTA States Opposition to State Bills Targeting LGBTQ Citizens

The American Dance Therapy Association (ADTA) unequivocally states our opposition to recent state laws, both existing and proposed (SB 1556/HB 1840), which while advocating “religious freedom” in actuality promote discrimination against LGBTQ individuals.

The ADTA, since its inception, has demonstrated a commitment to the promotion of social justice and the protection of diverse cultures from misuse of power and privilege, discrimination and prejudice.

The ADTA reminds our members that our Code of Ethics and Standards ADTA Code of Ethics obliges us to respect multicultural diversity (section 2.3) and promote social justice; “Dance/movement therapists promote social justice with a recognition that a just society contributes to individual, family and community health” (section 6.0). Our ethical code rests on the principles of justice, beneficence, respect and veracity compelling our professional behavior to reject the kind of discrimination put forth by these laws.


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