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MassEquality News

March 4, 2019

 

Conversion Therapy Ban Bill Gets First Hearing of the 2019-20 Session

Photo of the Massachusetts State HouseOur first priority bill hearing of the new legislative session is happening tomorrow!

The Joint Committee on Children, Families and Persons with Disabilities is holding a hearing on the Conversion Therapy Ban bill (HB.140), also known as An Act relative to abusive practices to change sexual orientation and gender identity in minors.

Date and Time: Tomorrow, March 5th, 11:30 am
Location: MA State House, Room A-2

MassEquality and our supporters will be there to testify and show our support for this important bill, and we invite you to join us! We need to make a strong appearance at this hearing to ensure the Committee and legislators know that people across the Commonwealth want this bill to pass.

If you would like to attend the hearing, please arrive early (by 11:00 am) and go to Room A-2. Please wear a button, sticker, or other item that shows your support for the LGBTQ community or LGBTQ issues to the hearing.

You're also invited to submit written testimony to the Committee in support of the Conversion Therapy Ban bill and ask the Committee to issue a favorable report on the bill. If you need guidance in writing your testimony, please contact our Political Manager, Sathya Mandjiny, at sathya@massequality.org

Thanks for taking action to help us ban the dangerous practice of conversion therapy here in Massachusetts!

 

Contact Your State Legislators TodayPhoto of African American woman using a cell phone

If you can't make it to tomorrow's hearing or submit written testimony, but you want to support the bill to ban the use of Conversion Therapy, you can still take action to make a difference!

Is your state legislator a member of the Joint Committee on Children, Families and Persons with Disabilities? If so, they especially need to hear from you now in support of the Conversion Therapy Ban bill. Please call or write to your legislators to let them know you support H.140 and ask them to issue a favorable report on the bill.

If your state legislators aren't on the Committee, you can still contact them and ask them to support the Conversion Therapy Ban bill when it comes up for a vote.

If you don't know who your state legislators are, you can find out at wheredoivotema.com and enter your street address to find their names and contact information. Then call or email your legislators' offices and ask them to support the Conversion Therapy Ban bill.

Thank you for making your calls in support of the Conversion Therapy Ban bill!

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