Supreme Court lets stand Washington state law barring conversion therapy for minors

Posted on AllSides December 11th, 2023
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The Supreme Court on Monday let stand a Washington state law prohibiting licensed health care professionals from practicing “conversion therapy” – a scientifically discredited practice intended to change a person’s sexual orientation or gender identity – as it applies to minors.

Critics say the practice – which attempts to convert people who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer or questioning – into straight or cisgender people, causes serious emotional harm and can have deadly results.

The practice ranges from psychotherapy to medical and faith-based methods that can include talk therapy, hormone...

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