Monday, March 05, 2018

Washington to Become 10th State to Ban 'Gay Conversion'

Newsweek reports:

A bill outlawing performing so-called "gay conversion” therapy on minors has been passed in Washington state.

House amendments to Bill 5722 were approved by the state’s Senate Saturday, and the legislation will now make its way to the office of Governor Jay Inslee for its final approval, the Associated Press reported.

Washington will become the tenth U.S. state to outlaw engaging in the practice with minors.

The practice is also illegal in Switzerland, Taiwan, two Canadian provinces and the Australian state of Victoria.

New York in November banned practitioners from claiming money for therapy that seeks to change someone’s sexual orientation.

Under the Washington state bill, a licensed healthcare practitioner performing conversion therapy on a patient under the age of 18 could be prosecuted for “unlawful conduct.”

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