Minutes ago the Broward County Commission voted unanimously to ban ex-gay torture, becoming the 16th and largest Florida municipality thus far to take such a stand.
Other Florida municipalities with bans on the books include Palm Beach County, Boca Raton, Miami, Tampa, Wilton Manors, Key West, and Oakland Park.
Bucking the statewide trend, however, is Miami-Dade County, which rejected a ban late last year.
Nationally, nine states have banned the abusive practice as have numerous cities including Washington DC, Philadelphia, Seattle, Pittsburgh, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Toledo, Dayton, Columbus, and the Pennsylvania towns of Reading, Allentown, and Doylestown.
In New York state, the insurers are banned from covering ex-gay torture via an executive order issued by Gov. Andrew Cuomo. Last month the New York City Council enacted a series of escalating fines for “therapists” who charge their victims.
— Ryan Ross (@RyanRossFL) January 9, 2018
Broward County Comm. just voted unanimously against use of conversion therapy for minors. This barbaric & archaic practice has been around for years, trying to control a persons desires is just wrong! Commissioner Barbara Sharief #commissioneronamission @browardinfo @flcounties pic.twitter.com/zSVTyTMKQ3
— Barbarasharief (@bestmom39) January 9, 2018
#Broward Commissioners pass ordinance banning “conversion therapy” for minors. Therapy attempts to change sexual preferences and/or gender expression. Unanimous approval
— Broward Commission (@browardinfo) January 9, 2018