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Seattle Bans Conversion Therapy For LGBT Youth

Seattle Bans Conversion Therapy For LGBT Youth

  In a unanimous vote Seattle City Council has voted to pass an ordinance to ban conversion therapy on minors. The bill was sponsored by Seattle city council-member Lorena Gonzalez and had the support of the city mayor Ed Murray before it came to vote. The ban prevents mental health providers or religious groups from […]

Cincinnati bans gender conversion therapy honoring Leelah Alcorn’s last wish

Cincinnati bans gender conversion therapy honoring Leelah Alcorn’s last wish

Cincinnati Ohio city council voted 7-2 Wednesday banning gender and sexual-orientation conversion therapy for minors. Twenty-three people spoke at the city council meeting. Twenty-one pastors urged the council to keep the status quo complaining that living transgender children infringe on their religious liberty. John Boggess, Equality Ohio board member was the lone person to speak […]

President Obama responds to Leelah Alcorn’s suicide condemning conversion therapy

President Obama responds to Leelah Alcorn’s suicide condemning conversion therapy

President Obama has responded to the White House.gov petition “Enact Leelah’s Law to Ban All LGBTQ+ Conversion Therapy’” “Tonight, somewhere in America, a young person, let’s say a young man, will struggle to fall to sleep, wrestling alone with a secret he’s held as long as he can remember. Soon, perhaps, he will decide it’s […]

New Jersey Conversion Therapy Ban Could Be Appealed In The Supreme Court

New Jersey Conversion Therapy Ban Could Be Appealed In The Supreme Court

A pair of therapeutic groups in America will be petitioning the US Supreme Court to hear an appeal that will argue that the New Jersey ban on conversion therapy that was put into place last year should be shut down. The two groups in question, the National Association for Research and Therapy of Homosexuals (NARTH) […]