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Monday, 08 December 2014 16:48

D.C. Will Ban "Ex-Gay" Therapies To Minors And Prevent Religious Schools To Discriminate Against Gay And Lesbian Student Groups

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 washington dc

 

The municipal council of D.C. has approved the bills banning “ex-gay” therapies to minors and religious institutions to discriminate against LGBT student groups.

It is unanimously that the City Council has agreed to prohibit access to "reparative" or "ex-gay" therapies to persons under the age of 18.

“Conversion therapy has been denounced by every mainstream medical and mental health association, including the American Medical Association and American Psychological Association,” the Human Rights Campaign said in a statement.

Mayor Vincent Gray has said he would sign the bill into law.

Then, also unanimously, the Council approved a repeal of the Human Rights Amendment Act of 2014 that repeals a part of the D.C. Human Rights Act which allowed religious institutions to discriminate against lesbian and gay student groups.

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