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Born Perfect: Laws & Legislation by State

In June, 2014, NCLR launched Born Perfect: The Campaign to End Conversion Therapy 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 14 states, the District of Columbia, and numerous municipalities. 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

LAWS

  • 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.
  • Connecticut–HB 6695 introduced and referred to Joint Committee on Public Health on January 24, 2017. HB 6695 passed Joint Committee on Public Health on March 24, 2017. HB 6695 referred to Office of Legislative Research and Office of Fiscal Analysis on April 7, 2017. H 6695 passed House by a vote of 141-8 on May 2, 2017. H 6695 passed Senate by a vote of 36-0 on May 10, 2017. Signed into law by Governor Dannel Malloy on May 10, 2017.
  • Delaware–SB 65 introduced  and referred to Senate Committee on Elections & Government Affairs on April 26, 2017. SB 65 reassigned to Senate Committee on Health, Children & Social Services on May 2, 2017. SB 65 passed Senate Committee on Health, Children & Social Services on May 10, 2017. SB 65 passed Senate by a vote of 12-3 on May 17, 2017. SB 65 passed House Committee on Health & Human Development on June 7, 2017. SB 65 passed House by a vote of 24-14 on June 7, 2018. Signed into law by Governor John Carney on July 23, 2018.
  • Hawai’i–SB 270 introduced on January 20, 2017. SB 270 referred to Senate Committee on Commerce, Consumer Protection and Health on January 23, 2017. HB 2148 introduced on January 22, 2018. HB 2148 referred to House Committee on Education, House Committee on Intrastate Commerce/Consumer Protection and Commerce, and House Committee on Judiciary on January 26, 2018. SB 270 passed Senate Committee on Commerce, Consumer Protection and Health by a vote of 7-0 on on February 20, 2018. SB 270 passed Senate by a vote of 24-1 on March 6, 2018. SB 270 passed House Committee on Consumer Protection and Commerce by a vote of 10-0 on March 14, 2018. SB 170 referred to House Committee on Judiciary on March 22, 2018. SB 170 passed House Committee on Judiciary by a vote of 6-1 on April 4, 2018. SB 170 passed House on April 10, 2018. SB 170 passed Conference Committee on April 27, 2018. SB 170 passed Senate by a vote of 24-1 and House on May 1, 2018.  Signed into law by Governor David Ige on May 25, 2018.
  • 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.
  • Maryland–HB 902 introduced and referred to Committee on Health and Government Operations on February 5, 2018.  SB 1028 introduced and referred to Committee on Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs on February 5, 2018. SB 1028 passed Senate Committee on Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs on March 22, 2018. SB 1028 passed Senate by a vote of 34-12 on March 28, 2018. SB 1028 referred to House Committee on Health and Government Operations on March 30, 2018. SB 1028 passed House Committee on Health and Government Operations on April 3, 2018. SB 1028 passed Senate by a vote of 95-27 on April 4, 2018.  Signed into law by Governor Larry Hogan on May 15, 2018.
  • Nevada–SB 201 introduced and referred to Senate Committee on Commerce, Labor and Energy on February 22, 2017. SB 201 passed Senate Committee on Commerce, Labor and Energy on April 3, 2017. SB 201 passed Senate by a vote of 15-5 on April 3, 2017. SB 201 referred to Assembly Committee on Health and Human Services on April 5, 2017. SB 201 passed Assembly Committee on Health and Human Services by a vote of 9-3 on April 26, 2017. SB 201 passed Assembly by a vote of 31-8 on May 9, 2017. Signed into law by Governor Brian Sandoval on May 17, 2017.
  • New Hampshire–HB 587-FN introduced and referred to House Committee on Health, Human Services and Elderly Affairs on January 10, 2017. SB 224-FN introduced on January 19, 2017. SB 224-FN referred to Senate Committee on Health & Human Services on February 1, 2017. SB 224-FN passed Senate Committee on Health & Human Services on February 16, 2017. SB 224-FN passed Senate by a vote of 15-8 on February 23, 2017. SB 224-FN referred to House Committee on Health, Human Services and Elderly Affairs on March 7, 2017.  HB 587 passed House by a vote of 179 to 171 on February 8, 2018.  HB 587 referred to Senate Committee on Health and Human Services on February 15, 2018. HB 587 passed Senate Committee on Health and Human Services on April 12, 2018. HB 587 passed Senate by a vote of 14-10 on April 19, 2018. House concurred with Senate amendment on May 10, 2018. Signed into law by Governor Chris Sununu on June 8, 2018.
  • 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.
  • New Mexico–SB 121 introduced and referred to Senate Public Affairs Committee (SPAC) on January 18, 2017. SB 121 passed SPAC and referred to Senate Judiciary Committee (SJC) on February 3, 2017. SB 121 passed SJC on February 13, 2017. SB 121 passed Senate by a vote of 32-6 and referred to House Health & Human Services Committee (HHHC) and House Judiciary Committee (HJC) on February 16, 2017. SB 121 passed HHHC by a vote 0f 4-2 and referred to HJC on March 8, 2017. SB 121 passed HJC by a vote of 9-3 on March 13, 2017. SB 121 passed House by a vote of 44-23 on March 15, 2017. Signed into law by Governor Susana Martinez on April 7, 2017.
  • 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.
  • Rhode Island–H 5277 introduced and referred to House Committee on Health, Education, and Welfare on January 27, 2017. SB 267 introduced and referred to Senate Committee on Health and Human Services on February 15, 2017. H 5277 passed House Committee on Health, Education, and Welfare on May 24, 2017. H 5277 passed House by a vote of 69-0 on May 30, 2017. H 5277 referred to Senate Committee on Health and Human Services on June 1, 2017. H 5277 passed Senate Committee on Health and Human Services on June 29, 2017. H 5277 passed Senate by a vote of 31-1 on June 29, 2017. H 5277 signed into law by Governor Gina Raimondo on July 18, 2017.
  • 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–SB 5722 introduced and referred to Senate Committee on Health and Long Term Care on January 8, 2018. SB 5722 passed Senate Committee on Health and Long Term Care and referred to Rules Committee on January 17, 2018. SB 5722 passed Senate by a 32-16 vote on January 19, 2017.  SB 5722 referred to House Committee on Health Care & Wellness on January 22, 2018. SB 5722 passed House Committee on Health Care & Wellness and referred to Rules Committee on February 16, 2018. SB 5277 passed House by a 66-32 vote on February 28, 2018. SB 5722 signed into law by Governor Jay Inslee on March 28, 2018.
  • 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.

LEGISLATION

 

MUNICIPAL ORDINANCES

  • Albany, NY (May 2018)
  • Albany County, NY (July 2018)
  • Allentown, PA  (July 2017)
  • Athens, OH  (August 2017)
  • Bay Harbor Islands, FL  (Nov 2016)
  • Bellefonte, PA  (July 2018)
  • Bethlehem, PA (July 2018)
  • Boca Raton, FL  (October 2017)
  • Boynton Beach, FL  (January 2017)
  • Broward County, FL  (January 2018)
  • Cincinnati, OH  (December 2015)
  • Columbus, OH  (March 2017)
  • Dayton, OH  (July 2017)
  • Delray Beach, FL  (May 2017)
  • Doylestown, PA (December 2017)
  • Eau Claire, WI  (October 2018)
  • El Portal, FL  (January 2017)
  • Erie County, NY  (March 2018)
  • Gainesville, FL  (March 2018)
  • Greenacres, FL  (August 2017)
  • Key West, FL  (March 2017)
  • Lake Worth, FL  (January 2017)
  • Lakewood, OH  (Ocotober 2018)
  • Madison, WI (July 2018)
  • Miami, FL  (October 2016)
  • Miami Beach, FL  (June 2016)
  • Milwaukee, WI (March 2018)
  • New York City, NY  (November 2017)
  • North Bay Village, FL  (October 2016)
  • Oakland Park, FL  (October 2017)
  • Palm Beach County, FL  (December 2017)
  • Philadelphia, PA  (June 2017)
  • Pima County, AZ  (August 2017)
  • Pittsburgh, PA  (December 2016)
  • Reading, PA  (December 2017)
  • Riviera Beach, FL  (May 2017)
  • Rochester, NY  (August 2018)
  • Seattle, WA  (August 2016)
  • State College, PA  (February 2018)
  • Tampa, FL  (April 2017)
  • Toledo, OH  (February 2017)
  • Ulster County, NY (July 2018)
  • Wellington Village, FL  (June 2017)
  • West Palm Beach, FL  (November 2016)
  • Westchester County, NY  (October 2018)
  • Wilton Manors, FL  (September 2016)
  • Yardley, PA  (March 2018)
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