Tuesday, March 03, 2015
Oregon considers ban on conversion therapy for minors
Oregon is now considering a bill to ban “conversion therapy” for those under 18, according to a story by Casey Parks in the Oregonian, link here. The bill is HB 2307, the “Youth Mental Health Protection Act”, title and link here. A lot of the complaints about “conversion therapy” for youth concerned the Portland Fellowship, link here.
You know what the “religious freedom” arguments are. They will appeal to parents who want as much progeny as possible. It’s easier for people to perform in life the way they think they should if they know everyone else has to.
Oregon was the site of an anti-gay referendum in the fall of 1992, which failed.
Wikipedia attribution link for picture of Eugene, OR, by Jsayre68, Creative Commons Share Alike 3.0 license. My most recent visit occurred in 1996.