“Today’s action by the United Nations marks a huge turning point in the global effort to end this deadly practice,” said Born Perfect Co-Founder and Chief Strategist Mathew Shurka.
The Red Wing City Council voted 6-0 to ban conversion therapy for minors.
“Germany is the first major European country to protect LGBTQ people from conversion therapy,” said Mathew Shurka, Co-Founder of Born Perfect.
The Tallahassee City Council unanimously passed the state’s most inclusive ordinance to protect minors and vulnerable adults from conversion therapy.
Canadian Minister of Justice David Lametti and Minister of Diversity and Inclusion and Youth Bardish Chagger introduced legislation that would ban conversion therapy nationwide in Canada. Bill C-8, “An Act to amend the Criminal Code (conversion therapy)”, would amend Canada’s criminal code to make it illegal for therapists or organizations to engage in conversion therapy.
Governor Ralph Northam signed a historic bill making Virginia the twentieth state to protect LGBTQ minors from conversion therapy, the harmful practice which seeks to change a young person’s sexual orientation or gender identity. The bill, which passed both chambers of the VA legislature in February, will go into effect on July 1.