Lawmakers want to ban conversion therapy

Some local state lawmakers are pushing for a new law that would ban children from receiving a controversial therapy.

“Conversion therapy” aims to change the sexual orientation of an individual from gay to straight. But opponents say the therapy is harmful to children and doesn’t work.

Several states already have restrictions against conversion therapy. Senator Timothy Kennedy and Assemblyman Sean Ryan support the bill. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review. Note: Comments containing links are not allowed.

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