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Controversial ‘conversion therapy’ measure moving forward

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OKLAHOMA CITY – Controversial legislation is moving forward.

A House committee passed a bill authored by Representative Sally Kern.

The measure would allow parents to seek sex-orientation counseling for children, sometimes referred to as “gay conversion therapy.”

It cleared committee by a five to three vote.

The bill has been criticized by some for “unfairly” targeting the gay community.

Gay advocates also say “gay conversion therapy” is harmful and can lead to anxiety and depression.

The next stop for the bill is the full House.

MORE: REP SALLY KERN DEFENDS BILLS AIMED AT GAY COMMUNITY DESPITE WIDESPREAD CRITICISM

 

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