Entry #1510: Conversion therapy in Utah

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IssueConversion therapy
Start DateJan 21, 2020
End Datenow
DescriptionUtah is the 19th U.S State to ban conversion therapy.

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NoteConversion Therapy is currently legal. No law currently bans it, despite organizations such as the American Psychological Association denouncing it. Though it's not actually ambiguous (It is in fact legal), this is the best indicator of the available options.Utah is the 19th U.S State to ban conversion therapy.
Sourceshttp://www.nclrights.org/bornperfect-laws-legislation-by-state/ http://www.nclrights.org/bornperfect-the-facts-about-conversion-therapy/ http://www.hrc.org/resources/entry/the-lies-and-dangers-of-reparative-therapyhttps://www.npr.org/2020/01/22/798603313/utah-becomes-latest-state-to-ban-discredited-lgbtq-conversion-therapy
Reports (8)
  • Status is not correct "As of January 2020, there has been a ban on conversion therapy in Utah."
  • Status is not correct "Utah Becomes Latest State To Ban Discredited LGBTQ 'Conversion Therapy' - January 2020 https://www.npr.org/2020/01/22/798603313/utah-becomes-latest-state-to-ban-discredited-lgbtq-conversion-therapy"
  • Newer law has been passed "Conversion therapy has been banned by a law passed at the beginning of 2020. However, there is a religious exemption. So, there is now one law, still ambiguous. "
  • Sources are invalid or broken "I'm a bisexu ex-Mormon born and raised in Utah married to an ex-Mormon with a gay brother and genderfluid in-law. I am very involved in the LDS LGBT community and I know people who have undergone conversion therapy, but "widely practiced" is a stretch. Of the hundreds of LDS LGBT people I have met in the past five years, I've met two who have undergone conversion therapy. I REALLY dislike the church, but I left because truth is truth, and this isn't it. "
  • Status is not correct "Utah banned conversion therapy in October 2019, and the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints opposes the practice. "
  • Status is not correct "Conversion therapy is banned."
  • Newer law has been passed "In the 2019 legislative session, a bill was proposed to ban conversion therapy. The bill was modified, formerly allowing conversion therapy in Utah, but banning any physical "treatment" (e.g. shock therapy). "
  • Other "The Mormon church has denounced the practice of conversion therapy and supported a bill to ban conversion therapy in Utah."

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