Gov. Jay Inslee
– “Gov. Jay Inslee Signs Conversion Therapy Ban”
“Washington Gov. Jay Inslee has signed a measure banning licensed therapists from trying to change a minor’s sexual orientation or gender identity.”
“Inslee called conversion therapy abuse, and said that ‘we are today [March 28] prohibiting the abuse of our children.'”
“‘We have always believed in civil rights in our state,’ he said. ‘We believe in tolerance for all.
“The new law, which takes effect in June, will deem it “unprofessional conduct” for a licensed health care provider to perform conversion therapy on a patient under the age of 18,” By Rachel La Corte, Associated Press, in U.S. News & World Report.