A bill outlawing gay ‘cure’ therapy for minors is heading to the desk of Maryland’s Republican Governor Larry Hogan. There are currently 10 USA states that ban such ineffective and harmful practices. LGBT activists fought for Maryland to become the 11th one and they won. The bill, sponsored by out Senator Richard Madaleno, prohibits licensed mental health or child care practitioners “from engaging in conversion therapy with individuals who are minors” and bans the direction of state funds towards so-called conversion therapy. The Senate passed the bill by a vote of 34-12. The bill, sponsored by out Senator Richard Madaleno, prohibits licensed mental health or child care practitioners from performing ‘gay cure therapy’ on minors and forbade the state to provide financial support of such practices. It cleared the House this week by a vote of 95-27, after passing the Senate by a vote of 34-12. Although it sailed through the Democratic-controlled legislature, the bill now heads to the desk of the state’s Republican Governor, Larry Hogan.