HomeLatest ThreadsGreatest ThreadsForums & GroupsMy SubscriptionsMy Posts
DU Home » Latest Threads » Forums & Groups » Places » U.S. » New York (Group) » New York Passes a Ban on ...

Mon Jan 21, 2019, 08:50 PM

New York Passes a Ban on 'Conversion Therapy' After Years-Long Efforts

Between 2012 and 2018, 14 states and Washington, D.C., passed laws prohibiting “conversion therapy” for minors. Deep-blue New York was not among them.

That finally changed this month when the State Legislature voted overwhelmingly to bar mental health professionals from working to change a minor’s sexual orientation or gender identity.

As jurisdictions across the country began solidifying protections for the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender communities, conversion therapy became part of the public discourse. In 2016, L.G.B.T. groups denounced the Republican Party for adopting a platform that seemed to lend support to the technique, which had long been discredited by the medical establishment

Read the rest at: https://www.nytimes.com/2019/01/21/nyregion/conversion-therapy-ban.html

1 replies, 688 views

Reply to this thread

Back to top Alert abuse

Always highlight: 10 newest replies | Replies posted after I mark a forum
Replies to this discussion thread
Arrow 1 replies Author Time Post
Reply New York Passes a Ban on 'Conversion Therapy' After Years-Long Efforts (Original post)
PoliticAverse Jan 2019 OP
Princess Turandot Jan 2019 #1

Response to PoliticAverse (Original post)

Mon Jan 21, 2019, 09:44 PM

1. A 15 seat majority in the Senate is a fine thing...

along with the 64 seat majority in the Assembly! There's a bunch of stuff in the queue that was blocked by the Republicans in the Senate over the years.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink

Reply to this thread