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Illinois legislature rejects ban on change therapy

June 02, 2014 By: Tom Coy Category: Gay Politics, Sexual Orientation Change Efforts

April 11, 2014

The following excerpts are from the report “Truth Wins Out! Illinois Becomes Fifth State to Reject Change Therapy Ban Bill” on the Voice of the Voiceless website: “Late yesterday afternoon, the Illinois House voted 44 to 51 to reject HB 5569, a bill that would have prohibited minors with unwanted same-sex attraction (SSA) from receiving Sexual Orientation Change Effort (SOCE) therapy from a licensed mental health practitioner. Illinois became the fifth state in a row to reject this legislation, following Maryland, Minnesota, Washington, and Virginia, whose legislatures also voted down similar bills in 2014.”

“‘It’s clear that even the most progressive states do not want to pass laws that take away the rights of individuals when the foundation of such legislation is based on lies and misinformation,’ commented Christopher Doyle, President of Voice of the Voiceless. ‘There is not one research study published in the scientific peer-reviewed literature that has studied the outcomes of minors undergoing SOCE therapy – any attempt to ban clients from receiving help for unwanted SSA is pure political propaganda from gay activists.’” …