About the bill
Nineteen states have barred attempts at making gay people straight. Should the federal government follow?
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
Sponsor. Senior Senator for Washington. Democrat.
Last Updated: Jun 27, 2019
Length: 10 pages
What legislators are saying
“Feinstein Remarks on Judiciary Committee Issuing Crossfire Hurricane Subpoenas”
— Sen. Dianne Feinstein [D-CA] (Co-sponsor) on Jun 4, 2020
“President Signs Spending Package That Includes Key Commerce, Justice And Science Wins For Ohio Secured By Brown”
— Sen. Sherrod Brown [D-OH] (Co-sponsor) on Dec 21, 2019
Apr 28, 2016
Earlier Version — Introduced
This activity took place on a related bill, S. 2880 (114th).
Apr 25, 2017
Earlier Version — Introduced
This activity took place on a related bill, S. 928 (115th).
Jun 27, 2019
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S. 2008 (116th) was a bill in the United States Congress.
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This bill was introduced in the 116th Congress, which met from Jan 3, 2019 to Jan 3, 2021. Legislation not passed by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.
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