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H.R. 3570: Therapeutic Fraud Prevention Act of 2019

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About the bill

Nineteen states have barred attempts at making gay people straight. Should the federal government follow?

Context

Conversion therapy is the attempted process of switching gay or potentially gay people — most frequently adolescents — to heretosexuality. An estimated 698,000 American adults have undergone the therapy at some point in their lives, according to the UCLA School of Law’s Williams Institute.

California became the first state to ban the practice for minors in 2012. Since then, a total of 19 states now ban the practice. For the most part they’re blue states, although Utah banned the practice in January.

About 52% of the estimated LGBTQ population still lives in states that allow conversion therapy.

What the legislation does

The Therapeutic Fraud Prevention Act would institute a federal ban on conversion ...

Sponsor and status

Ted Lieu

Sponsor. Representative for California's 33rd congressional district. Democrat.

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Last Updated: Jun 27, 2019
Length: 10 pages
Introduced
Jun 27, 2019
116th Congress (2019–2021)
Status

Introduced on Jun 27, 2019

This bill is in the first stage of the legislative process. It was introduced into Congress on June 27, 2019. It will typically be considered by committee next before it is possibly sent on to the House or Senate as a whole.

Prognosis
4% chance of being enacted according to Skopos Labs (details)
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History

Jun 27, 2019
 
Introduced

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Signed by the President

H.R. 3570 is a bill in the United States Congress.

A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.

Bills numbers restart every two years. That means there are other bills with the number H.R. 3570. This is the one from the 116th Congress.

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