Thursday, February 09, 2017

Ohio City Enacts Broad Conversion Therapy Ban

According to the Toledo Blade, Toledo, Ohio City Council on Tuesday passed a broad ban on conversion therapy-- therapy aimed at changing a person's sexual orientation or gender identity.  Unlike most bans elsewhere, Toledo's ordinance is not limited to protecting minors. The new law provides:
no mental health provider shall engage in sexual orientation or gender identity change efforts with any person.
The ordinance provides for a fine of $250 for each violation. According to Toledo City Paper, the new ordinance passed City Council by a vote of 12-0.