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Ban Conversion Therapy

Currently 46 states do not ban conversion therapy. Conversion therapy refers to the practice to change and help "cure" someone's sexual orientation. Sadly, this practice is used on minors, who have no legal authority to make their own medical decisions. These practices lead to depression, decreased self-esteem, substance abuse, suicidal behavior, and frequently result in suicide. That is why physiological, medical, and counseling associations are against this practice.

The associations also agree that this practice is ineffective, as well as extremely harmful, and damaging to individuals that go through these programs. A few of these organizations include: The American Medical Association, American Psychological Association, American Counseling Association, National Association of Social Workers, and the World Health Organization.

Without question, there is very clear evidence that conversion therapy does not work and only traumatizes patients more. Several states have passed laws banning licensed therapists from subjecting minors to such treatment, and I urge you to join the movement.

Join me in urging all 46 State House and State Senate Leader's to pass and introduce legislation to ban this damaging practice.

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  • Tennessee State Senate
    Democratic Leader Lee Harris (Tennessee State Senate)
  • North Carolina State House
    Democratic Leader Leader Larry Hall
  • North Carolina State House
    Speaker Tim Moore
  • Washington State House
    Speaker Frank Chopp
  • Washington State House
    Minority Leader Dan Kristiansen
  • Washington State Senate
    Democratic Leader Sharon Nelson
  • Washington State Senate
    Democratic Whip Cyrus Habib
  • Montana State Senate
    Majority Leader Matthew Rosendle
  • Montana State Senate
    Minority Leader Jon Sesso
  • Montana State House
    Speaker Austin Knudsen
  • Montana State House
    Minority Leader Chuck Hunter
  • North Dakota State Senate
    Majority Leader Rich Wardner
  • North Dakota State Senate
    Minority Leader Mac Schneider
  • North Dakota State House
    Speaker Wesley R. Belter
  • North Dakota State House
    Minority Leader Kenton Onstad
  • Minnesota State Senate
    Majority Leader Thomas Bakk
  • Minnesota State Senate
    Minority Leader David Hann
  • Minnesota State House
    Speaker Kurt Daudt
  • Minnesota State House
    Minority Leader Paul Thissen
  • Wisconsin State Senate
    Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald
  • Wisconsin State Senate
    Minority Leader Jennifer Shilling
  • Wisconsin State House
    Minority Leader Joan Barca
  • Wisconsin State House
    Speaker Robin Vos
  • Maine State House
    Speaker Mark Eves
  • Maine State House
    Minority Leader Kenneth Wade Fredette
  • Maine State Senate
    Republican Majority Leader Garrett P. Mason
  • Maine State Senate
    Minority Leader Justin L. Alfond
  • New Hampshire State House
    Speaker Shawn Jasper
  • New Hampshire State House
    Minority Leader Steve Shurtleff
  • New Hampshire State Senate
    Majority Leader Jeb Bradley
  • New Hampshire State Senate
    Minority Leader Jeff Woodburn
  • Vermont State House
    Speaker Shapleigh Smith
  • Vermont State House
    Minority Leader Donald Turner Jr.
  • Vermont State House
    Rep. Christopher Pearson
  • Vermont State Senate
    Majority Philip Baruth
  • Vermont State Senate
    Minority Joe Benning
  • Vermont State Senate
    Progressive Leader Anthony Pollina
  • Idaho State House
    Speaker Scott Bedke
  • Idaho State House
    Minority Leader John Rusche
  • Idaho State Senate
    Majority Leader Bart M. Davis
  • Idaho State Senate
    Minority Leader Michelle Stennett
  • South Dakota State House
    Speaker Dean Wink
  • South Dakota State House
    Minority Leader Spencer Hawley
  • Michigan State House
    Democratic Leader Tim Greimel
  • State Senator
    Ried Holien
  • State Senator
    Billie Sutton
  • Michigan State House
    Speaker Kevin Cotter
  • Michigan State Senate
    Majority Leader Arlan Meekhof
  • Michigan State Senate
    Democratic Leader Jim Ananich
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    Speaker Mike Hubbard
  • Alabama State House
    Minority Leader Craig Ford
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    Majority Leader Greg Reed
  • Alabama State Senate
    Minority Leader Quinton Ross
  • Alaska State House
    Speaker Mike Chenault
  • Alaska State House
    Minority Leader Representative Chris Tuck
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    Majority Leader Senator John Coghill
  • Alaska State Senate
    Minority Leader Berta Gardner
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    Speaker David M. Gowan Sr.
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    Minority Leader Eric Meyer
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    Majority Leader Steve Yarbrough
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    Minority Leader Katie Hobbs
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    Speaker Jeremy Gillam
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    Minority Leader Michael Gray
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    Majority Leader Jim Hendren
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    Minority Leader Keith Ingram
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    Speaker Greg Hughes
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    Minority Leader Brian King
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    Majority Leader Ralph Overland
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    Minority Leader Gene Davis
  • Tennessee State House
    Speaker Beth Harwell
  • Tennessee State House
    Democratic Leader Craig Fitzhugh
  • Tennessee State Senate
    Republican Leader Mark Norris
  • Rhode Island State House
    Speaker Nicholas Mattiello
  • Rhode Island State House
    Minority Leader Brian C. Newberry
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    Majority Leader Dominick J. Ruggerio
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    Minority Leader Dennis L. Algiere
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    Speaker Michael Busch
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    Minority Leader Nicholaus Kipke
  • Maryland State Senate
    Majority Leader Catherine Pugh
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    Minority Leader JB Jennings
  • Ohio State House
    Speaker Cliff Rosenberger
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    Minority Leader Fred Strahorn
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    Majority Leader Tom Patton
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    Minority Leader Gayle Manning
  • Georgia State House
    Speaker David Ralston
  • Georgia State House
    Minority Leader Stacey Abrams
  • Georgia State Senate
    Majority Leader Bill Cowsert
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    Democratic Leader Steve Henson
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    Speaker Todd Richardson
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    Minority Leader Jake Hummel
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    Majority Leader Mike Kehoe
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    Minority Leader Joe Keaveny
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    Speaker Kermit Brown
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    Minority Leader Mary Throne
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    Majority Leader Eli Bebout
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    Minority Leader Chris Rothfuss
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    Speaker Tim Armstead
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    Minority Leader Tim Miley
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    Majority Leader Mitch Carmichael
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    Minority Leader Jeff Kessler
  • Virginia State House
    Speaker William Howell
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    Minority Leader David Toscano
  • Virginia State Senate
    Majority Leader Thomas Norment
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    Minority Leader Dick Saslaw
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    Majority Leader Harry Brown
  • North Carolina State Senate
    Democratic Leader Dan Blue
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  • Colorado State House
    Speaker Dickey Lee Hullinghorst
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    Minority Leader Brian Delgrosso
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    Minority Leader Lucia Guzman
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    Democratic Leader Scott Pelath
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    Speaker Brian Bosma
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    Majority Leader Joe Zakas
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    Minority Leader Tim Lanane
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    Speaker Jeffrey Hickman
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    Democratic Leader Scott Inman
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    Majority Leader Mike Schultz
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    Democratic Leader John Sparks
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    Speaker Brendan Sharkey
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    Democratic Leader Bob Duff
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    Republican Leader Len Fasano
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    Speaker Peter Schwartzkopf
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    Minority Leader Daniel Short
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    Majority Leader David McBride
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    Minority Leader Gary Simpson
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    Speaker Steve Crisafulli
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    Minority Leader Mark Pafford
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    Minority Leader Joyner Arthenia
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    Minority Leader Teresa Benitez Thompson
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    Speaker Robert DeLeo
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    Minority Leader Bradley Jones
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    Minority Leader Bruce Tarr
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    Speaker Philip Gunn
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    Minority Leader David Baria
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    President Pro Tempore Terry Burton
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    Majority Leader Al Carlson
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    Minority Leader Stuart Ingle
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    Independent Leader Jeffrey Klein
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    Democratic Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins
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    Speaker Mike Turzai
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    Minority Leader Frank Dermody
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    Majority Leader Jake Corman
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    Minority Leader Jay Costa
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    Speaker James H. “Jay” Lucas
  • South Carolina State House
    Minority Leader H J. Todd Rutherford
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    Majority Leader S Harvey S. Peeler, Jr.
  • South Carolina State Senate
    Minority Leader S Nikki G. Setzler
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    Speaker Joe Straus
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    Democratic Caucus Chair Yvonne Davis
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    President Pro Tempore Juan Hinojosa
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    Senate President Donald Kouchi
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