Major scientific & medical groups, LGBTQ & other civil rights organizations support conversion therapy bans for minors
The ban is part of several LGBTQ+ rights measures considered this term after Democrats have the majority in both chambers
Hobbs also signed an executive order to ensure the state employee health care plan covers medically-necessary gender-affirming surgery
"If anyone doubts that we can take meaningful action to protect our kids, I’ve got two words for you: Watch us." ~ Gov. Tim Walz
NCLR successfully moved to intervene in the lawsuit on behalf of Equal Rights Washington– the state’s largest LGBTQ civil rights organization
Republican legislators say they object on procedural grounds
"Belgium is a pioneer in the field of LGBTQ rights- but a ban [on conversion practices] was sadly missing from our legislative arsenal"
Rogue Machine Theatre’s recent run of “A Great Wilderness” is reviewed by the founder of the Conversion Therapy Dropout Network
"Being LGBTQ is not a mental health disorder. Trying to change such a fundamental aspect of a person’s identity is profoundly dangerous"
Pennsylvania is now the 27th state in the country to enact statewide protections against the practice of conversion therapy