Oklahoma House panel approves conversion therapy ban

The Associated Press - February 13, 2020 5:02 pm

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The discredited practice of conversion therapy for LGBTQ children would be prohibited in Oklahoma under a bill approved by a Republican-led legislative committee.

In a bipartisan vote Wednesday, the House committee voted 10-4 to send the bill to the full House.

The measure would add conversion therapy to a list of unprofessional conduct by various medical and behavioral health providers. Conversion therapy is a practice used to try to change an individual’s sexual orientation or gender identity. The American Psychological Association has said it isn’t based in science and is harmful to mental health.

 

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