House Democrats Seek to Ban Gay Conversion Therapy Nationwide

House Democrats on Tuesday introduced legislation that would ban the discredited practice of conversion therapy – when a mental health professional attempts to change a person’s sexual orientation or gender identity.
States including California and New Jersey have enacted legislation that limits the practice, as has Washington DC, but the Therapeutic Fraud Prevention Act seeks to put a federal ban on conversion therapy by blocking people from offering or marketing it as a commercial enterprise.
Ted Lieu, a Democrat from California, and Suzan DelBene, a Democrat from Washington, introduced the legislation.