Colorado Bans Conversion Therapy

The state of Colorado kicked off Pride Month by banning conversion therapy for minors, ABC News reports. The practice, which is intended to turn a gay person straight through cognitive conditioning, is opposed by The American Academy of Child Adolescent Psychiatry, American Academy of Pediatrics, American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy, American Medical Association, American Psychiatric Association and has been banned in 18 states to date. The legislation was signed into law by Colorado Governor Jared Polis, who is the first openly gay politician ever elected governor in the United States, on Friday.

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