DENVER — Lawmakers across the country continue to advance efforts to ban so-called conversion therapy for minors.
The Colorado House of Representatives March 17 approved a bill that would prohibit the controversial practice. A similar measure passed in the Vermont Senate the day before.
“The idea that being somehow queer or trans-identified is something that needs to be fixed or something that can be fixed is obviously very dangerous especially because when youth come out to their parents, parents struggle with that,” Outright Vermont Executive Director Melissa Murray told Northeast Public Radio.
D.C., California, Illinois, New Jersey and Oregon have passed laws that ban conversion therapy to minors.
A bill that would have banned the controversial practice in Virginia died in the state Senate in January.