Thursday, 25 January 2018 19:08

Washington State Senate approved gay "cure" therapies ban for minors

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Washington Senate has passed a bill that would prohibit the practice of gay "cure" therapies for minors in the state.

The Senate approved SB 5722 and we are now waiting for the House's vote.

HRC welcomed Senate's decision: "No child should ever be subjected to the dangerous and barbaric practice of conversion therapy. It amounts to nothing more than child abuse," said HRC National Field Director Marty Rouse.

“We applaud the Washington State Senate for voting to protect the Evergreen State’s LGBTQ youth. It is crucial that the Washington House of Representatives quickly pass the measure.”

If the state of Washington bans gay "cure" therapies, it would join Connecticut, California, Nevada, District of Columbia, Oregon, Illinois, Vermont, New York, New Mexico and Rhode Island.