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#BornPerfect: Laws & Legislation by State

NCLR has launched #BornPerfect: The Campaign to End Conversion Therapy in the next 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 helped secure legislation protecting youth from these dangerous practices in California in 2012 and in New Jersey in 2013. 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 & Staff Attorney Samantha Ames at SAmes@NCLRights.org and Senior Policy & Legislative Strategist Geoff Kors at GKors@NCLRights.org.

Active Laws & Legislation: The Details

  • Arizona—HB 2475 introduced on January 15, 2015.
  • California—SB 1172 introduced on February 22, 2012. Passed California Assembly on August 28, 2012 by a vote of 52-22. Passed California 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.
  • Colorado—HB 1175 introduced and referred to House Committee on Public Health Care & Human Services on January 29, 2015. Passed House Committee on Public Health Care & Human Services on February 24, 2015 by a vote of 7-6. Passed House on March 10, 2015 by a vote of 35-9. Referred to Senate Committee on State, Veteran, and Military Affairs on March 18, 2015.
  • Connecticut—HB 5530 introduced and referred to Joint Committee on Public Health on January 16, 2015.
  • Florida—HB 83 introduced on December 9, 2014. SB 204 introduced on December 18, 2014. HB 83 referred to House Committee on Health & Human Services on December 19, 2014. SB 204 referred to Senate Committee on Health Policy on January 8, 2015.
  • 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.
  • Iowa—SF 31 introduced and referred to Senate Committee on Human Resources on January 14, 2015. SF 31 referred to subcommittee on February 10, 2015. SF 31 passed subcommittee 2-1 on February 17, 2015. HF 276 introduced and referred to House Committee on Human Resources and subcommittee on February 17, 2015. SF 31 amended and reintroduced as SF 334 on February 26, 2015. SF 31 passed Senate by a vote of 26-24 on March 17, 2015.
  • Massachusetts – H. 97 introduced introduced on January 16, 2015. Referred to the House Committee on Children, Families and Persons with Disabilities on March 10, 2015.
  • Minnesota—SF 1213 introduced on and referred to the Senate Committee on Health, Human Services, and Housing on February 26, 2015. HF 1620 introduced and referred to the House Committee on Health and Human Services Reform on March 9, 2015.
  • Nevada—SB 353 introduced and referred to the Senate Committee on Commerce, Labor, and Energy on March 16, 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.
  • New York—SB 121 introduced and referred to the Senate Committee on Higher Education on January 7, 2015. AB 4958 introduced and referred to the House Committee on Higher Education on February 9, 2015. AB 4958 passed House Committee on Higher Education and referred to House Committee on Codes on March 24, 2015. AB 4958 passed House Committee on Codes on April 22, 2015. AB 4958 passed Assembly by a vote of 94-23 on April 29, 2015.
  • Ohio—SB 74 introduced on February 23, 2015. Referred to the Senate Committee on Health and Human Services on March 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.
  • Pennsylvania—SB 45 introduced and referred to the Senate Committee on Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure on January 16, 2015.
  • Rhode Island—SB 480 introduced and referred to the Senate Committee on Health and Human Services on February 26, 2015.
  • Texas—HB 3495 introduced on March 13, 2015. Referred to House Committee on State Affairs on March 18, 2015.
  • Vermont—S. 132 introduced and referred to Senate Committee on Health and Human Welfare on March 12, 2015.
  • Virginia—HB 1385 introduced and referred to House Committee on Health, Welfare and Institutions on December 12, 2014. SB 988 introduced and referred to Senate Committee on Education and Health on January 12, 2015. HB 1386 & SB 988 died in committee on January 22, 2015.
  • 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.
  • West Virginia—HB 2885 introduced and referred to House Committee on Health and Human Resources on February 23, 2015.

 

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