The Seattle City Council unanimously voted Monday to ban conversion therapy for gay youth, becoming the third American city to independently outlaw the practice. Under the new ordinance, mental health providers will be barred from offering or advertising conversion therapy to minors. The practice, which claims to help gay people overcome same-sex attraction, has been widely discredited by mental health professionals and called potentially harmful by the World Psychiatric Association. Five states and the District of Columbia have banned conversion therapy in recent years, as have Miami and Cincinnati.
Source: Drudge Report

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