There is a fight to ban conversion therapy in Florida and throughout the United States. While therapists and psychological groups alike have denounced the practice as ineffective and dangerous, there is a lack of big data showing just how far a reach the therapy has — until now.
A Christian minister in California attempted to challenge the state’s ban on conversion therapy for minors. The U.S. Supreme Court decided to leave the ban intact on Monday, rejecting the minister’s assertion that the ban is in violation of religious rights.
(AP) LGBT people who say they suffered shame and suicidal thoughts after undergoing “conversion therapy” urged Utah state officials to approve a proposed rule that would prohibit Utah psychologists from the practice that is already banned in 18 states.
Washington’s state senate passed a measure banning gay conversion therapy, bringing the state closer to completely passing the bill.
Following an initial vote of 4-1 in favor of enacting a ban on conversion therapy for minors earlier this month, the Wellington Village Council met again Tuesday in order to set the ban into effect, this time with a 3-2 vote.
Another city in Palm Beach County has moved one step closer to banning conversion therapy for minors. Wellington voted 4-1 Tuesday to move forward. A second vote will take place later this month.
At its meeting on Oct. 24, the West Palm Beach City Commission voted unanimously to move “Ordinance No. 4666-16: Prohibition of conversion therapy as to minors” to the next step: a public hearing and second reading scheduled for Nov. 7.
If Hillary Clinton wins the Democratic nomination analysts will surely point to October as the month that sealed the deal. Yes October has been that good for her.