CBS News reports:
Conversion therapy is currently still legal in Indiana, the home state of Vice President Mike Pence, who has long been criticized for his anti-LGBTQ positions. But this week, state legislators formally introduced a bill to ban the discredited “therapy” for minors.
Democratic State Senator J.D. Ford has authored Senate Bill 32, which would prohibit mental health counselors from trying to alter the sexual orientation or gender identity of people under the age of 18 in Indiana. Rep. Sue Errington has introduced a companion bill, House Bill 1213.
While governor, Pence signed Indiana’s Religious Freedom Restoration Act, a law that allowed people to cite religious reasons for refusing to serve gay people. After widespread protests and boycotts, the state passed an amendment intended to bar such discrimination.
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