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Friday, 15 March 2019 02:04

Two Republican lawmakers introduced a bill to ban “conversion therapies” in Utah

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Dan McCay Craig Hall

 

Republican representatives are pressuring to ban “conversion therapies” to minors in Utah.

And as incredible as it may seem, the Mormon church won’t oppose this initiative.

“This is the Utah we want. This the Utah we’re all going to fight for, for the rest of our time so we deliver a place to you that you are welcome,” McCay said.

Utah has a history with “conversion therapies.” Shannon Minter with the National Center for Lesbian Rights emphasized that approving the prohibition would be a landmark step.

Gay and Democrat State Senator Derek Kitchen, applauded the initiative:

“It’s telling people that they are good the way they are, they are loved, and they don’t need to be changed,” he told NBC News. “It [the bill] acknowledges that 'conversion therapy’ is on par with other methods of torture, and tells state-regulated medical professionals that this kind of ‘treatment’ is unacceptable.”

Let’s hope that most Utah legislators will agree and prohibit “conversion therapies” to LGBTQ minors.

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