Maryland’s House of Delegates just passed a ban on gay conversion therapy for minors, becoming the 11th US state to have done so. The bill had already passed the state’s Senate and now goes to Governor Larry Hogan for his signature.

“This is a discredited practice, and we’re just trying to align our law to that degree,” Rich Madaleno, the gay senator that created the bill, said in an interview with The Washington Post.

“Conversion therapy is a torturous process in which a minor is robbed of their true identity,” Madaleno said during a hearing on the bill. “They are forced into changing their sexual orientation or their gender identity.”

I find it more upsetting that this was allowed before today. This should already be banned nationwide! Gay conversion should have gone away when gay marriage was legalized in this state. What a horrible practice to do to these kids.

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Maryland’s House of Delegates just passed a ban on gay conversion therapy for minors, becoming the 11th US state to have done so. The bill had already passed the state’s Senate and now goes to Governor Larry Hogan for his signature. “This is a discredited practice, and we’re just trying...