Thursday, May 30, 2019

Maine Gov. Janet Mills Signs Legislation Protecting LGBTQ Youth from “Conversion Therapy”

HRC celebrated Maine Governor Janet Mills signing into law L.D. 1025, which protects LGBTQ youth from the dangerous and debunked practice of so-called “conversion therapy.” The bill was passed with strong bipartisan support and makes Maine the 17th state in the U.S. to protect youth from this egregious practice.

“Today, Maine has taken decisive action to protect LGBTQ youth from so-called ‘conversion therapy,’” said Marty Rouse, national field director for the Human Rights Campaign. “We’re grateful to Gov. Janet Mills for signing this bill into law, the Maine state legislature -- especially lead sponsor Rep. Ryan Fecteau -- and EqualityMaine for their leadership in taking up this important issue. As more states and jurisdictions work to prevent this dangerous, debunked practice, it is clear: ‘conversion therapy’ should have no place in our country.”

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