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Washington state House approves ban on conversion therapy for LGBT youth

Friday, April 10, 2015
Washington state capitol in Olympia.
The Washington state House of Representatives has passed a bill to prohibit therapy intended aimed at changing the sexual orientation or gender identity of LGBT youth. [...]

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Obama calls for end to conversion therapy for LGBT youth

Wednesday, April 8, 2015
Barack Obama
The move comes in response to an online petition posted on the White House website following the death of 17-year-old Leelah Alcorn. The transgender teen committed suicide in December and left behind writings mentioning religious therapy. [...]

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Colorado Senate panel rejects bill to prohibit conversion therapy on minors

Wednesday, April 8, 2015
Colorado state capitol in Denver.
A bill to ban conversion therapy for LGBT youth in Colorado has been rejected by Republicans that control the state Senate. [...]

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Iowa Senate approves conversion therapy ban for minors; House support unlikely

Wednesday, March 18, 2015
Iowa
The bill now heads to the GOP-controlled House, where it will likely be declared dead amid strong opposition from Christian conservatives. [...]

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Oregon House approves bill banning conversion therapy on minors

Tuesday, March 17, 2015
Oregon state capitol in Salem.
The bill would make it illegal for social workers or licensed mental health professionals such as psychologists or psychiatrists to practice the therapy on children younger than 18. [...]

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Colorado state House passes bill to ban conversion therapy on minors

Wednesday, March 11, 2015
Colorado
The bill will now be considered by the Senate, where its chances are less clear. That chamber is controlled by Republicans. [...]

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Colorado House gives initial OK on bill to ban gay conversion therapy on minors

Monday, March 9, 2015
Colorado state capitol in Denver.
A final vote this week could send the proposal to the more conservative state Senate, where its chances are less clear. [...]

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Oklahoma House committee OKs bill protecting conversion therapy providers

Tuesday, February 24, 2015
Oklahoma
Legislation that would protect the practice of therapy that seeks to change people's sexual orientation or gender identity in Oklahoma was approved by a state House committee Tuesday. [...]

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Colorado, Iowa, Oregon lawmakers considering ‘conversion therapy’ bans

Monday, February 23, 2015
Daniel Tobias, Wikimedia
Three more states could soon join California, New Jersey and the District of Columbia in outlawing therapy that seeks to change the sexual orientation or gender identity of LGBT youth. [...]

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Iowa Senate panel advances bill to ban conversion therapy on LGBT youth

Tuesday, February 17, 2015
Iowa
Iowa could become the third state in the nation to ban controversial conversion therapy techniques designed to change the sexual orientation of LGBT youth. [...]

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