GOP lawmakers push to ban LGBT conversion therapy in Utah

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02/21/2019

Two Republican lawmakers proposed a ban on gay conversion therapy for minors in conservative Utah on Thursday, a plan that’s been hailed as a milestone by advocates and won’t be opposed by the influential Mormon church. Republican Rep. Dan McCay acknowledged he isn’t a typical sponsor for such a measure, but he said it’s an important way to support LGBT youth amid an alarming spike in youth suicide. “This is the Utah we want. This the Utah we’re all going to fight for, for the rest of our time so we deliver a place to you that you are welcome,” he said.

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