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Oklahoma House panel approves conversion therapy ban


February 13, 2020

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The discredited practice of conversion therapy for LGBTQ children would be prohibited in Oklahoma under a bill approved on Wednesday by a Republican-controlled legislative committee.

In a bipartisan vote, the House Committee on Children, Youth and Family Services voted 10-4 to send the bill to the full House. The measure would add conversion therapy to a list of unprofessional conduct by various medical and behavioral health providers.

Conversion therapy is a practice used to try to change someone's sexual orientation or gender identity. The American Psychological Ass...

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