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Topic: Conversion Therapy

Vermont governor signs conversion therapy ban Washington Blade  •  May 25, 2016 Vermont Gov. Peter Shumlin on Wednesday signed a bill that bans so-called conversion therapy to minors. Lawmakers in the Green Mountain State approved Senate Bill 132 last month. The measure will take effect on July 1. “It’s absurd to think that being gay or transgender is something to be cured
New York Gov. Cuomo takes executive action banning ‘hateful and fundamentally flawed’ gay conversion therapy Raw Story  •  February 6, 2016 New York governor Andrew Cuomo was set on Saturday to announce a ban on public and private health insurers paying for “conversion therapy” – designed to alter sexual orientation or gender identity – and prohibiting state mental health facilities from conducting the controversial practice on
Virginia legislator compares being gay to cancer as ex-gay therapy bill voted down in Senate subcommittee GayRVA.com  •  January 26, 2016 Two bills hoping to ban conversion therapy on minors were all but killed in a Virginia Senate subcommittee today, but not before a Senator compared the practice, widely condemned by healthcare organizations around the world, to a doctor treating cancer. “If I have a child who has cancer, there’s
Bill seeking ‘conversion therapy’ ban dies in Virginia Senate committee Washington Blade  •  January 22, 2016 A Virginia Senate committee on Thursday struck down a bill that would have banned “conversion therapy” to minors in the commonwealth. Members of the Senate Education and Health Committee by a 7-8 vote margin tabled Senate Bill 988 that state Sen. Louise Lucas (D-Portsmouth) introduced on Jan. 12