Born Perfect Applauds Minnesota Governor Tim Walz for Groundbreaking Executive Order Protecting LGBTQ Youth from Conversion Therapy

Minnesota Governor Tim Walz’s executive order today directs state agencies to prohibit payment for conversion therapy for minors and vulnerable adults. This is one of the strongest executive orders in the country and reflects Governor Walz’s understanding that the harms caused by conversion therapy are devastating.

Utah Governor Herbert Orders Utah Licensing Board to Protect LGBTQ Youth from Conversion Therapy

Utah Governor Gary Herbert released a letter ordering the Utah Psychologist Licensing Board to promulgate regulations protecting youth from efforts by licensed mental health professionals to change their sexual orientation or gender identity. Governor Herbert ordered the Psychologist Licensing Board “to take the lead on this,’ and then to share its results with other state mental health licensing boards. The letter also asks the board to “carefully consider how” psychologists can educate families when parents seek such dangerous treatments for their children.