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Advocacy: Ending Conversion Therapy

STATUS: Ongoing, National

NCLR has been at the forefront of the effort to protect LGBTQ minors from these dangerous and discredited practices by mental health providers, which put youth at risk of depression, substance abuse, and suicide. Few practices are more harmful to LGBTQ young people than conversion therapy, also known as so-called “reparative therapy,” “ex-gay therapy,” or…

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Case: King v. Christie

STATUS: Victory, New Jersey

On August 19, 2013, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie signed the nation’s second law prohibiting state-licensed therapists from trying to change the sexual orientation or gender identity of a patient under 18 years old. Every leading medical and mental health organization in the country has warned that these practices do not work and put young…

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State Legislation and Policy

Legislation: California Senate Bill 731

California

On October 11, 2015, California Governor Jerry Brown signed a landmark bill that protects transgender children in the foster care system. Authored by Senator Mark Leno, Senate Bill 731 gives critical guidance to child welfare workers regarding the placement of transgender youth in out-of-home care. The bill, co-authored by Senator Jim Beall, amends the Foster…

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Legislation: California Senate Bill 703

California

On October 7, 2015, California Governor Jerry Brown signed a landmark bill that protects transgender people who work for companies doing business with state agencies. Senate Bill 703, authored by California State Senator Mark Leno, prohibits state agencies from entering into a contract in the amount of $100,000 or more with a contractor who discriminates in…

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State Legislation and Policy

May 21, 2015

Oregon Becomes Fourth Jurisdiction to Protect LGBT Kids from Conversion Therapy

State Legislation and Policy

April 3, 2015

NCLR Responds to Indiana Gov. Pence “fix” On Discriminatory Bill

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