After a statewide ban was defeated at the last minute, I am happy to see that the city of Minneapolis has banned conversion therapy for minors!
The Minneapolis City Council on Friday passed a ban on so-called “conversion therapy” for minors.
The controversial practice aims to change a person’s sexual orientation from gay to straight. But the LGBT community and others say it doesn’t work.
Council president Lisa Bender read a statement from council member Phillipe Cunningham urging other members to support the ordinance.
“Conversion therapy, which is actually conversion abuse, is a blight on our country. It is tantamount to torture,” the statement read. “I believe that we should continue to push for this change at a state level. But also believe that where there is opportunity for us to save lives, we must.”