Banning Conversion Therapy
This episode originally ran on Feb. 6, 2020.
In January, Utah became the 19th state in the nation to ban conversion therapy, a widely-discredited practice that aims to change a person’s sexual orientation or gender identity.
LGBTQ advocates hailed the decision by the Republican governor of a deeply conservative state as historic. But conversion therapy still remains legal for minors in Ohio, although some cities have taken steps to outlaw the practice.
Coming up today on All Sides with Ann Fisher: the history and future of conversion therapy.
- State Sen. Tina Maharath, Ohio Senate District 3
- Nicole Nixon, reporter with KUER Radio in Utah
- Troy Stevenson, campaign manager, 50 Bills 50 States at The Trevor Project
- Liam Gallagher, program manager, Kaleidoscope Youth Center
- Dr. Scott Leibowitz, medical director of behavioral health for Nationwide Children’s Hospital THRIVE Gender Development Program.
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