Washington House passes ban on sex conversion therapy for gay teens

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OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — The state House of Representatives has passed a bill to ban therapy intended to convert gay teenagers to heterosexuality.

In a 60-37 vote supported by all House Democrats and a handful of Republicans, the House Thursday amended a unanimously-passed Senate bill that bans aversion therapy on minors to cover therapy that tries to alter sexual orientation.

Supporters said conversion therapy is traumatic and doesn’t work. Opponents said the changed bill obstructs free-speech and doctor-patient rights.

The revised bill now moves back to the Senate for reconsideration.


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