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Florida Town of Wellington Bans 'Conversion Therapy'

By Tucker Berardi | Jul 2
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.

A Unanimous Vote Bans Conversion Therapy in Lake Worth, Florida

By Tucker Berardi | Dec 25
The vote was the product of human rights organizations working with local politicians to shed light on the issue of conversion therapy, also known as sexual orientation change efforts (SOCE).

Florida Commission Bans LGBT Conversion Therapy

By Michael d'Oliveira | Sep 3
Passed unanimously by the commission on Aug. 23, the new law prohibits licensed professionals from engaging in counseling that attempts to change a minor's sexual orientation or gender identity.

New York Moves to Halt 'Conversion Therapy' for Youths

By Jennifer Peltz | Feb 7
New York is taking steps to stop therapists from trying to change young people's sexual orientation, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Saturday, joining a number of states that have acted against what's known as gay conversion therapy.

Republican Lawmaker Seeks Ban on LGBT 'Conversion Therapy'

By Kathleen Ronayne | Oct 13
A young Republican lawmaker is proposing legislation in New Hampshire to ban therapy aimed at changing the sexual orientation of minors.

Pray the Gay Away :: An In-Depth Look at 'Conversion Therapy'

By Christiana Lilly | Oct 10
The controversial practice of conversion therapy, reparative therapy, or ex-gay ministries varies, but generally consists of licensed therapists or houses of worship using religion and "science" for claims they can "cure" homosexuality.

NJ Lawsuit: 'Conversion Therapy' Violates Fraud Laws

By John Riley | Jun 8
If a landmark lawsuit being heard this week in New Jersey is successful, it may set in motion a chain of events that would essentially upend the modern conversion therapy industry.

Lieu Bill Would Classify Gay Conversion Therapy as 'Fraud'

By John Riley | May 23
Although Lieu's bill would not specifically prohibit conversion therapy per se, the Therapeutic Fraud Prevention Act (TFPA) would essentially put the brakes on the practice by licensed therapists across the nation by making them the target of litigation.

Brown Signs Bill Banning 'Gay Conversion Therapy' in Oregon

May 20
Oregon is now the third state in the country to ban so-called "gay conversion therapy" after Gov. Kate Brown signed legislation outlawing the practice.

Oregon State Senate Approves Ban on Conversion Therapy for Minors

By Bobby McGuire | May 8
The Oregon state Senate on Thursday approved a bill that would outlaw therapy that purports to change the sexual orientation or gender identity of LGBT youth.

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