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November 29, 2016

Pittsburgh City Councilors Gilman and Kraus to Introduce Conversion Therapy Ban

Via Press Release:

GILMAN AND KRAUS TO INTRODUCE CONVERSION THERAPY BAN 
Legislation would prohibit harmful practice for minors within Pittsburgh 
Sent 11/29/2016 @ 7:04 am 
PITTSBURGH, PA (November 29th, 2016)- During today’s regular meeting of Pittsburgh City Council, Councilman Dan Gilman and Council President Bruce A. Kraus will introduce legislation to ban conversion therapy for LGBTQIA+ youth within Pittsburgh. 
“The City of Pittsburgh bears the responsibility to protect all of its residents and this legislation defends LGBTQIA+ youth against the destructive psychological and physical impact of forced conversion therapy,” said Councilman Gilman. “By passing this legislation, the City is standing up for equality and ensuring that Pittsburgh is a welcoming city for all.” 
“Protecting LGBTQIA+ minors from those who would seek to rob the very essence of one's being is foundational to this legislation,” said Council President Kraus. “Ensuring safe places for discovery, self acceptance, and growth for LGBTQIA+ youth must now and always be our focus." 
Conversion therapy, which seeks to convert one’s sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression, is formally opposed by a host of mental health, medical, and social work organizations, including American Psychological Association, American Psychiatric Association, American Medical Association, American College of Physicians, and the National Association of Social Workers. 

4 comments:

Deplorable Omega Supreme Cuck said...

Looks like progressives are now not supporting choice.
If someone wants to undergo conversion therapy what right does the Government to tell someone want they do with their bodies.
The Constitution says we have a right to privacy, so taking away a person’s chance to make decisions about their own body violates that right.

Maria Lupinacci said...

Read it again. If an adult chooses to do it, this bill doesn't apply to them. It's about forbidding forcing it on youth.

Deplorable Omega Supreme Cuck said...

Does the bill have a clause allowing the LGBTQIAXYZ+ youth to get Conversion therapy if they choose?
https://www.plannedparenthood.org/learn/abortion/parental-consent-notification-laws
Bet it does not "Legislation would prohibit harmful practice for minors within Pittsburgh".

Maria Lupinacci said...

There are all manner of things we don't let minors so even if they really, really, really want to.