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Fri Mar 8, 2019, 07:24 PM

APNewsBreak: Utah lawmaker's LGBT posts anger activists

Source: Associated Press

APNewsBreak: Utah lawmaker’s LGBT posts anger activists

By LINDSAY WHITEHURST
March 8, 2019

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A nationwide push to ban LGBTQ conversion therapy for minors looked like it could succeed in conservative Utah after The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints said it wouldn’t stand in the way, but the effort ground to a halt this week.

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But eight Republican lawmakers in Utah approved changes this week that advocates said effectively gutted the ban. They would have allowed damaging practices aimed at changing kids’ gender identity, activists said.

Republican Rep. Karianne Lisonbee sponsored the changes and insisted she was looking for a compromise that would still protect LGBTQ kids. But activists say some of her Facebook comments revealed by The Associated Press indicate that she supports the debunked practice.

In 2013 comments reviewed by the AP and confirmed by two family members, Lisonbee wondered whether it was “possible that living a homosexual lifestyle may cause individuals to choose to commit suicide?”

She also wrote a 1970s-era experiment in Utah using electric shocks to change sexual orientation was horrifying but shouldn’t be considered torture on subjects who volunteered.

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Read more: https://apnews.com/ed4f2b8ae18841c9be37106a9ea36edc

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Fri Mar 8, 2019, 08:48 PM

1. It is afterall Utah.

 

Lisonbee has a long history of backing This B.S..

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Fri Mar 8, 2019, 09:29 PM

2. No patients volunteered. They followed doctors' orders.

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