Connecticut bans ‘conversion’ therapy

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Connecticut becomes the last USA state to outlaw so called gay cure therapy. Governor Dannel Malloy signed House Bill 6695 into law, after the bill passed in the Senate. The aim of the bill is to protect the LGBT citizens from being subjected to different painful and insulting practices to ‘change’ their sexuality. Governor Malloy had previously indicated that he would sign it into law, if it came to his desk. It makes Connecticut to become the ninth jurisdiction to pass laws to ban the harmful practice.California, New Jersey, the District of Columbia, Oregon, Illinois, Vermont, New York, and New Mexico all have laws or regulations protecting youth from this abusive practice. Cities in the states of Ohio, Pennsylvania and Florida have also enacted similar protections.The move was celebrated by LGBT rights activists. “Medical professionals agree this extremely harmful and discredited practice not only doesn’t work, but can also have life-threatening consequences. We thank Governor Malloy and the Connecticut General Assembly for passing these crucially important protections for the state’s LGBTQ youth,” Human Rights Campaign spokesman says.

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