Broward County bans gay conversion therapy on minors

The Broward Board of Commissioners voted Tuesday to ban licensed mental health professionals from practicing gay conversion therapy on minors in the county.

Broward County joins Palm Beach County and 15 other Florida municipalities -- including Wilton Manors and Oakland Park -- that have outlawed the practice on people under 18. Eight states have also banned the therapy.

Miami-Dade commissioners rejected a proposed ban in October.

Gay conversion, or reparative therapy, is designed to change a...


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