“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.