Virginia Becomes First Southern State to Ban Conversion Therapy

Nicole Rojas
Mar 4, 2020 - 3:43

Virginia is the latest state to outlaw the controversial and extremely dangerous practice of conversion therapy on minors. The widely discredited and revolting practice views gender identity and sexual orientation as a mental illness and attempts to convert people using different procedures. 

Governor Ralph Northam (D) signed House Bill 386 that banned the practice on LGBTQ children in the commonwealth on March 2. According to WHSV, the Virginia Senate voted 22-18 and the House of Delegates voted 66-27 to prohibit licensed therapists and counselors from practicing...

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