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Bill Banning Gay Conversion Therapy for Minors Passes Washington House in 94-4 Vote

Washington's House of Representatives has passed a bill that would ban 'gay conversion therapy' for minors, the AP reports:

WashingtonHouse Bill 2451, which passed on a 94-4 vote, would make it an act of unprofessional conduct to try to change the sexual orientation of a patient under 18. That would include efforts to change behaviors, gender expressions or to reduce sexual or romantic attractions toward people of the same sex. The lawmakers who opposed the measure were: Reps. Mark Hargrove, R-Covington; Brad Klippert, R-Kennewick; Jason Overstreet, R-Lynden; and Elizabeth Scott, R-Monroe.

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  1. The only four to vote against? All Republican...

    Posted by: MikeKV | Feb 14, 2014 3:02:26 PM


  2. Keep in mind that the Washington House of Representatives has 98 seats: 55 Democrats and 43 Republicans. Much of the state is hard right, and even many Democrats would be considered conservative.

    That a vote on something like this would be so lopsided is breathtaking.

    Posted by: Gregory In Seattle | Feb 14, 2014 4:00:47 PM


  3. Gregory, the vote is a bit stunning.

    Posted by: jamal49 | Feb 15, 2014 12:43:48 PM


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