Maine Becomes 17th State To Ban Ex-Gay Torture

Bangor’s NBC News affiliate reports:

Maine’s governor, Janet Mills, put her support behind a bill to ban so-called gay conversion therapy for minors, signing it into law Wednesday. The bill, LD 1025, advanced in Maine’s House and Senate in early May and has held bipartisan support before it reached Gov. Mills for her signature on May 29. Several lawmakers turned up for the signing of the bill into law Wednesday morning. Conversion therapy has been viewed by many mental health professionals as unethical and ineffective.