The Hawaii State Senate passed a bill banning conversion therapy on minors in the Tuesday (6 March) session.
In SB 270’s text, conversion therapy, both in practice and advertisement, is prohibited.
‘No person who is licensed to provide professional counseling shall:
(1) Engage in or attempt to engage in sexual orientation change efforts on a person under eighteen years of age; or
(2) Advertise the offering of sexual orientation change efforts on a person under eighteen years of age.’
Furthermore, it also explains research done exploring the harm of conversion therapy.