Help Save MA Youth from Conversion Therapy

Man holding a sign that reads "Self-Hatred Is Not Therapy"The Conversion Therapy Ban Bill (H.4664), also known as An Act relative to abusive practices to change sexual orientation and gender identity in minors, would prohibit licensed mental health professionals from trying to change the sexual orientation or gender identity of a minor. This bill is necessary to ensure that state-licensed mental health practitioners abide by professional standards and don't engage in damaging practices that have no scientific basis. It does not impact religious or faith-based counselors, nor does it violate anyone's First Amendment rights. For more information about this bill, download our Fact Sheet (PDF).


Status of the Conversion Therapy Ban Bill
Great News: On Wednesday, June 27th, the House voted 137-14 to pass the Conversion Therapy Ban Bill (H.4664). The bill now moves to the Senate for a vote.

ICYMI: On Monday, July 23rd, Governor Carney signed Delaware's conversion therapy ban bill into law, making Delaware the 14th state (plus Washington, DC) to ban the use of conversion therapy on minors.


How you can help ban conversion therapy in Massachusetts
Time is running out to pass this bill during the current session—please call your state Senator now, and ask them to pass the bill as drafted in the simplified language in House bill 4664.

Don't know who your state Senator is? Visit www.wheredoivotema.com and enter your street address in the form, then click the Show my results button. Scroll down the Results page to find your Senator's name in the District Representatives section of the page. Click on their name to view their contact information.

If you know your state Senator's name, you can look up their contact information in this directory.


Information and Resources
Download our Fact Sheet on the Conversion Therapy Ban Bill (PDF) to help you plan your email or call.

Use this call script (Word file) to guide you in making your call.

Download our sample email (Word file) to use as a guide when writing your state Senator. We encourage you to personalize this letter before sending it to your Senator.

Please contact your state Senator today! Thank you for doing your part to keep Massachusetts youth safe from conversion therapy.

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