Sexuality | LGBT advocates want to outlaw sexual orientation change efforts
by Kiley Crossland
Posted 4/06/18, 04:15 pm
In the last two weeks, at least four states have taken action on laws barring therapists from counseling individuals about their sexual orientation or gender identity, other than to encourage homosexuality or transgenderism.
Supporters of the laws argue the bans protect people from ineffective and abusive methods while contending sexual orientation and gender identity are fixed and efforts to change them result in repression and shame.