Achieving LGBT Equality Through Litigation, Legislation, Policy, and Public Education

#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 & Staff Attorney Samantha Ames at SAmes@NCLRights.org and Youth Policy Counsel Carolyn Reyes at CReyes@NCLRights.org.

Active Laws & Legislation: The Details

  • Arizona–SB 1464 introduced and referred to Senate Committee on Health and Human Services; Rules on February 2, 2016.
  • 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.
  • Colorado–HB 16-1210 filed and referred to House Committee on Public Health Care and Human Services on February 4, 2016.
  • Florida—HB 137 filed on September 3, 2015. SB 258 filed on September 11, 2015. SB 258 referred to Senate Committee on Health Policy; Judiciary; Fiscal Policy; Rules on September 17, 2015. HB 137 referred to the House Committee on Health and Human Services; Subcommittee on Health Quality; Subcommittee on Health Care Appropriations on September 24, 2015. JH 17 and SJ 22 introduced on January 12, 2016.
  • Georgia—HB 716 prefiled on December 11, 2015.
  • Hawai’i–HB 1675 filed on January 21, 2016.  HB 1675 referred to House Committee on Health; Education; Consumer Protection and Commerce on January 25, 2016.  SB 2615 filed on January 22, 2016.  SB 2615 referred to Senate Committee on Education; Commerce, Consumer Protection, and Health; Judiciary and Labor on January 27, 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.
  • 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. Passed the House Committee on Children, Families and Persons with Disabilities and referred to the House Committee on Health Care Financing on October 1, 2015. Passed House Committee on Health Care Financing and referred to House Committee on Steering, Policy, and Scheduling on December 10, 2015.  H. 97 reintroduced on January 21, 2016.
  • New Hampshire–HB 1661 introduced and referred to House Committee on Health, Human Services and Elderly Affairs on January 6, 2016.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Virginia—SB 262 prefiled (offered January 13, 2016) and referred to Senate Committee on Education and Health on January 6, 2016. SB 262 assigned to Senate Education and Health Sub-Committee:  Health Professions on January 21, 2016. SB 267 prefiled (offered January 13, 2016) and referred to Senate Committee on Education and Health on January 6, 2016. SB 267 assigned to Senate Education and Health Sub-Committee:  Health Professions on January 21, 2016. HB 427 prefiled (offered January 13, 2016) and referred to House Committee on General Laws on January 7, 2016. HB 427 assigned to House General Laws Sub-Committee:  Subcommittee #4 on February 3, 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.
  • West Virginia–HB 4343 introduced and referred to House Committee on Health and Human Resources on February 1, 2016.

 

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