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#BornPerfect: Laws & Legislation by State

In June, 2014, NCLR launched #BornPerfect: The Campaign to End Conversion Therapy in five years by passing laws across the country to protect LGBT kids from these dangerous practices, fighting in courtrooms to ensure their safety, and raising awareness.

NCLR has helped secure legislation protecting youth from these dangerous practices in five jurisdictions. It is now working with legislators and LGBT leaders to bring similar protections to states across the the country.

If you are considering legislation in your state, please contact #BornPerfect Campaign Coordinator and Youth Policy Counsel Carolyn Reyes at CReyes@NCLRights.org.

Active Laws & Legislation: The Details

  • California—SB 1172 introduced on February 22, 2012. Passed Assembly on August 28, 2012 by a vote of 52-22. Passed Senate on August 30, 2012 by a vote of 23-13. Signed into law by Governor Jerry Brown on September 19, 2012. Held constitutional by the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals on August 29, 2013. Denied review by the Supreme Court of the United States on June 30, 2014. Denied review by the Supreme Court of the United States on February 29, 2016.
  • Illinois—HB 217 introduced on January 15, 2015. SB 111 introduced on January 28, 2015. HB 217 referred to the House Rules Committee on January 23, 2015. HB 217 assigned to the House Committee on Juvenile Justice & System-Involved Youth on February 3, 2015. SB 111 referred to the Senate Committee on Licensed Activities and Pensions on February 11, 2015. HB 217 passed House Committee on Juvenile Justice & System-Involved Youth by a vote of 9-5 on March 17, 2015. HB 217 referred to the House Committee on Rules on April 24, 2015. HB 217 passed House by a vote of 68-43 on May 19, 2015. HB 217 referred to Senate Executive Committee on May 20, 2015. HB 217 passed Senate Executive Committee by a vote of 11-4 on May 27, 2015. HB 217 passed the Senate by a vote of 34-19 on May 29, 2015. Signed into law by Governor Bruce Rauner on August 20, 2015.
  • New Jersey—A 3371 and S 2278 introduced on October 15, 2012. A 3371 passed New Jersey Assembly by a vote of 56-14 on June 24, 2013. S 2278 passed New Jersey Senate on June 27, 2013 by a vote of 28-9. Signed into law by Governor Chris Christie on August 19, 2013. Held constitutional by the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey on November 8, 2013. Held constitutional by the Third Circuit Court of Appeals on September 11, 2014. Petition for certiorari filed with the United States Supreme Court on December 3, 2014. Denied review by the Supreme Court of the United States on May 4, 2015.
  • Oregon—HB 2307 introduced on January 12, 2015. Referred to House Committee on Health Care on January 16. 2015. Passed House Committee on Health Care on March 10, 2015 by a vote of 6-3. Passed House by a vote of 41-18 on March 17, 2015. Referred to the Senate Committee on Human Services and Early Childhood on March 19, 2015. Passed Senate by a vote of 21-8 on May 7, 2015. Signed into law by Governor Kate Brown on May 19, 2015.
  • Vermont–H.659 introduced and referred to House Committee on Human Services on January 27, 2016. S.132 introduced and referred to Senate Committee on Health and Welfare on March 12, 2015.  S.132  passed Senate Committee on Health and Welfare on March 17, 2016.  S.132 referred to Senate Committee on Human Services on March 22, 2016. S.132 passed Senate on April 29, 2016. S.132 signed into law by Governor Peter Shumlin on May 25, 2016.
  • Washington, D.C. —B 20-0501 introduced and referred to the Council Committee on Health on October 1, 2013. Passed on December 2, 2014 by a unanimous vote. Signed into law by Mayor Vincent Gray on December 22, 2014.

 

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