Conservative group vows to challenge gender therapy ban

A conservative group is vowing to challenge the state’s newly enacted ban on a controversial form of therapy that seeks to alter teens’ sexual orientation or gender identity.

Last week, Republican Gov. Charlie Baker signed legislation outlawing so-called “conversion therapy” by prohibiting licensed mental health professionals from using the techniques and requiring public school teachers and others to report suspected instances of it being used on minors.

The bill passed the Democratic-led House and Senate with bipartisan support, making Massachusetts the 16th state to approve such a ban.

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