MA House Votes to Ban Conversion Therapy!

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MA House Votes to Ban Conversion Therapy
Bill Now Moves to Senate for a Vote

Massachusetts State HouseWe're excited to report that yesterday, in a 137 to 14 vote, the MA House of Representatives passed the bill to ban the harmful practice of conversion therapy from being used on youth under the age of 18. This is an important step in protecting LGBTQ youth across Massachusetts, and it's needed now more than ever.

When this bill is passed by the Senate and signed by Governor Baker, Massachusetts will become the 15th state in the nation to ban the use of conversion therapy on minors. (Maine has passed a similar bill, so it will most likely be the 14th state.)

This vote is a strong sign of broad, popular support for the Conversion Therapy Ban bill, but the fight is not over yet. The bill now passes to the Senate for a vote on their version (S.62).

Please contact your state Representative and thank them for voting to pass this bill and keep Massachusetts youth safe from the harms of conversion therapy. You can find your Representative's contact information at wheredoivotema.com.

We're making strong progress in protecting our youth from the harms of conversion therapy and defending LGBTQ rights, but this vote is just one victory in the longer fight to achieve equality for all in Massachusetts.

We need your help to continue the work to pass this bill and our other priority bills in the final weeks of the legislative session. Please consider making a gift of $27 in honor of this important vote, which happened on June 27th. Your support helps keep us fighting strong for LGBTQ rights in the Commonwealth—thank you!

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