New York could become the third state to ban the controversial ex-gay therapy for minors, after California and New Jersey, if some legislators get their way. Towleroad reports:
New Jersey and Chris Christie may be in the midst of controversy thanks to the state’s newly-signed ban on gay-to-straight conversion therapy for minors. That thankfully hasn’t deterred State Sens. Brad Hoylman, Michael Gianaris and Assemblywoman Deborah Glick, who wish to use the controversy to help a similar bill that they introduced earlier this year, and that’s currently stalled in the state legislature. Hoylman, the state’s only openly gay senator, told NY Daily News that “conversion therapy is among the worst frauds in history and has been discredited by the American Psychological Association and other…leading mental health organizations.”
It’s great to see states finally standing up for LGBT kids. We hope more states follow suit.