COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Two Democratic state lawmakers in Ohio are using this week’s Transgender Day of Remembrance as an opportunity to push their bill seeking a ban on therapy aimed at changing the sexual orientation of minors.
State Reps. Denise Driehau of Cincinnati and Debbie Phillips of Albany held a news conference this week to draw attention to legislation they introduced in June.
Jody Davis, a transgender woman who underwent the therapy as a youth, said at the event that the process didn’t help but “reinforced my self-hatred.”
A Transgender Day of Remembrance will be observed nationally on Friday.
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