NY Ban on Sexual Orientation Therapy

06.17.14 | Sarah Harnisch

    New York's democratic-led assembly has passed a ban against health professionals trying to change a child's sexual orientation through therapy. It would prohibit licensed psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers, mental health practitioners and physicians from using conversion therapy on anyone under 18. Clergy are not included, so youth pastors and leaders can still counsel in the church. The bill now heads to the senate, with 2 days left in the session.