REPORT: Hawaii joins list of states banning ‘conversion therapy’ for LGBTQ youth

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Hawaii is now the 12th state in the country with a law that prohibits therapists from offering so-called “conversion therapy” to minors.

Conversion therapy, the practice of trying to change a person’s sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression, is universally rejected by national organizations that guide accepted practices for licensed psychological professionals and is considered a pseudoscience.

The article goes on to state the following:

The new law, signed by the governor Friday, applies to psychiatrists, social workers, counselors, and marriage and family therapists.

Act 13 also establishes a temporary sexual orientation task force in the state Health Department to address concerns from minors who see counseling on sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression.

The law goes into effect July 1.

“Overwhelming scientific research has shown that ‘conversion therapy’ is not effective and frequently has lasting, harmful psychological impacts on minors,” Gov. David Ige said, in a news release. “This practice is neither medically or ethically appropriate.”

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