Bill To Ban Gay Conversion Therapy Advances To State Senate

The Democratically-controlled state House gave final approval Thursday to a measure that would ban so-called gay conversion therapy.

March 17: Bill To Ban Gay Conversion Therapy Gets First Approval In State House

Democrats say therapy aimed at changing a young person’s sexual orientation can cause long-term trauma. Republicans argue it’s not the government’s role to dictate what parents choose to do for their kids. The bill faces tough odds in the Republican-controlled Senate.