No gay conversion therapy ban in NH this year

May 20, 2017
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This week Nevada became the eighth state with a law against conversion therapy for minors. The New Hampshire Legislature considered two bills to ban conversion therapy for minors this year, but a House committee voted to keep both bills over the summer for more work.

Conversion therapy attempts to change an individual's sexual orientation.

Should NH ban gay conversion therapy for minors?

Jan 23, 2017

Rep. Eric Schleien is sponsoring a 2017 a bill that prohibits conversion therapy for anyone under age eighteen. Conversion therapy attempts to change a person’s sexual orientation or gender identity.

Schleien’s bill, HB 587, also makes paid conversion therapy illegal for adults and prohibits advertisements promoting conversion therapy. 

The bill text cites numerous medical associations’ opposition to conversion therapy and states:

Ban on conversion therapy?

Dec 21, 2016

Sen. Martha Fuller Clark has requested a 2017 bill to limit “conversion therapy,” therapy that seeks to change a person’s sexual orientation.

The House and Senate almost passed a ban on conversion therapy for minors last year, but they failed to agree on a final version of the bill.

Conversion therapy ban dead in committee

May 26, 2016

A bill to ban conversion therapy is likely dead after House and Senate negotiators failed to agree on a compromise version.

HB 1661 would prohibit any professional counselor from providing therapy that aims to change the sexual orientation of a person under eighteen years-old.

Houses passes ban on conversion therapy

Mar 24, 2016

On Wednesday, March 23 the New Hampshire House of Representatives voted to ban conversion therapy for anyone under age eighteen.

Conversion therapy attempts to change a person’s sexual orientation.

Speaking on behalf of the House Health, Human Services and Elderly Affairs Committee, Rep. John Fothergill wrote, “The committee heard overwhelming testimony as to the harms of conversion therapy and no evidence that it is even effective.”

Ban gay conversion therapy in NH?

Oct 14, 2015

Rep. Eric Schleien has requested a 2016 bill to ban gay conversion therapy for minors in New Hampshire.

Gay conversion therapy attempts to change a person’s sexual orientation.

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