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US: Maryland Enacts Legislation Protecting LGBTQ Youth from ‘Conversion Therapy’

US: Maryland Enacts Legislation Protecting LGBTQ Youth from ‘Conversion Therapy’

Yesterday (15th) the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) along with FreeState Justice, a legal advocacy organization that seeks to improve the lives of LGBTQ Marylanders, and WISE, claimed victory as Maryland Governor, Larry Hogan, signed into law SB 1028 — critical legislation protecting LGBTQ youth from the dangerous and debunked practice of so-called ‘conversion therapy’. With […]

Hawaii: House of Reps Passes Bill to Protect LGBTQ Youth from Conversion Therapy

Hawaii: House of Reps Passes Bill to Protect LGBTQ Youth from Conversion Therapy

LGBT rights group, the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) have hailed a vote by Hawaii’s House of Representatives, approving SB 270 — legislation protecting LGBTQ youth from the dangerous and debunked practice of so-called ‘conversion therapy’. Several amendments were added to the bill, sending it to conference committee before it can move to Governor David Ige’s […]

US: Legislation to Protect LGBTQ Youth from ‘Conversion Therapy’ in WA

Yesterday (16th) the Human Rights Campaign (HRC), America’s largest LGBTQ civil rights organization, hailed a vote by Washington state’s House Committee on Health Care & Wellness advancing SB 5722 — legislation protecting LGBTQ youth from the dangerous and debunked practice of so-called ‘conversion therapy.’ HRC urged the Washington House of Representatives to pass the measure, […]

LGBT Adoptive Parents Do Just As Well As Heterosexual Parents

A study published in the Journal of Family Psychology, Vol.27 (3) has found that children adopted by LGBT parents, do just as well in terms of psychological adjustment, as those adopted by heterosexual couples. The authors say an estimated 16,000 same-sex couples are raising more than 22,000 adopted children in the U.S. at present.