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‘Conversion therapy’ ban submitted in Kentucky

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FRANKFORT — A Kentucky state representative has filed a bill to ban “conversion therapy” in the state.

WNKY, a Bowling Green NBC affiliate, reported on Wednesday that the city’s local representative, State Rep. Patti Minter, had filed the bill. State Rep. Lisa Willner of Louisville is the co-sponsor. Both are Democrats.

According to the language in HB199, the law would prohibit those professionals from engaging in conversion therapy to anyone, regardless of age, the TV station reported. If a mental health professional violates the law, they would be subject to board discipline. Moreover, the law would prohibit the use of public funds for conversion therapy.

Illinois banned “conversion therapy” in 2015.

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