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Lawrence commission approves ban on conversion therapy


April 22, 2021

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Lawrence will no longer allow licensed providers to practice conversion therapy on minors in the city.

The city commission voted unanimously Tuesday night to ban the practice, which is designed to change a person's sexual orientation or gender identity.

Commissioners said research has shown the practice is harmful to children's mental health and increases the risk of suicide, The Lawrence Journal-World reported.

"The very most basic thing that we have to do is to protect each other and to protect children, and I feel that this does that," said Vice Mayor Courtney Sh...

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