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.
In a victory for all families, the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals dismissed a challenge to Maryland’s law protecting LGBTQ+ minors from conversion therapy.
The Kentucky Youth Law Project, Inc. (KYLP) and Born Perfect filed a complaint against a licensed clinical social worker in Kentucky. The complaint alleges that a minor was subjected to the unethical and discredited practice of conversion therapy.
A panel of the federal Eleventh Circuit wrongly ruled that the First Amendment prevents governments from protecting youth from abusive and deceitful conversion therapists. Born Perfect filed an amicus brief asking the full court to reverse the panel’s ruling.
The Tallahassee City Council unanimously passed the state’s most inclusive ordinance to protect minors and vulnerable adults from conversion therapy.
The National Center for Lesbian Rights (NCLR), along with co-counsel Arnold & Porter, announced a settlement in a lawsuit filed by their client, Kate McCobb, that alleged a California-licensed therapist subjected her to conversion therapy.