Ban on gay conversion therapy debated in Texas Legislature, but no vote taken

Texas lawmakers debated whether to ban gay conversion therapy for minors on Wednesday, the first time state politicians have formally addressed the controversial practice meant to lessen or rid kids of homosexual feelings.

Rep. Celia Israel’s voice quavered as she spoke on her bill late Wednesday night. Just the third openly gay member of the Texas Legislature, Israel asked her colleagues on the House Committee on Public Health to stand for “the health and safety of LGBTQ children” and back her legislation.

Read the full article at the Dallas Morning News.

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