Utah bans LGBTQ ‘conversion therapy’ for children

Utah has become the 19th state to ban so-called conversion therapy for LGBTQ children, one of the deepest red states to prohibit the practice, due in large part to support for the measure from the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, according to NBC News.

The church, which includes the majority of the state legislature and about two-thirds of Utahns overall as members, backed the measure after it was satisfied it would contain exceptions for religious leaders, according to the network.

A ban on the discredited practice passing in such a conservative state has “really given people a lot of hope,” Shannon Minter, legal director for the National Center for Lesbian Rights, told NBC, citing similar ongoing efforts in states like Texas and Kentucky.

Article URL : https://thehill.com/homenews/state-watch/479319-utah-bans-lgbtq-conversion-therapy-for-children
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