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Sat Apr 29, 2017, 12:43 AM

Democratic lawmakers introduce bill to ban conversion therapy nationwide

Source: ABC News

Democratic lawmakers introduce bill to ban conversion therapy nationwide

By COURTNEY CONNLEY - Apr 28, 2017, 8:47 PM ET

This week, Democratic lawmakers introduced the Therapeutic Fraud Prevention Act of 2017, which will ban treatments nationwide that target the LGBTQ community and claim to be able to change an individual's sexual orientation or gender identity.

The treatment, which is often referred to as conversion therapy, has received lots of criticism from LGBTQ rights groups and mental and medical health organizations.

In an October 2015 report by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, conversion therapy is referred to as a treatment that "perpetuates outdated views of gender roles and identities as well as the negative stereotype that being a sexual or gender minority or identifying as LGBTQ is an abnormal aspect of human development."

The bill, which was introduced on April 25, isn't the first attempt Democratic lawmakers have made to try and ban the idea that members of the LGBTQ community need treatment for their sexual orientation.

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Read more: http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/democratic-lawmakers-introduce-bill-ban-conversion-therapy-nationwide/story?id=47087995

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Related: S.928 - Therapeutic Fraud Prevention Act of 2017

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Sat Apr 29, 2017, 12:19 PM

1. This is a very good thing and ...

 

... the main issue is suppressing medical quackery not gay rights.

Note that the RW is spinning this as a religious freedom issue.

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