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H 4664 - Prohibits Gender Conversion Therapy - Massachusetts Key Vote

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Title: Prohibits Gender Conversion Therapy

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that prohibits gender or sexual orientation conversion therapy.

Highlights:

 

  • Prohibits healthcare providers from attempting or purporting to impose change of an individual's sexual orientation or gender identity (Sec. 1).

  • Specifies that this includes efforts to change an individual's gender expression or behavior and attempts to reduce their attraction towards the same sex (Sec. 1).

  • Specifies that this regulation does not apply to the following practices (Sec. 1):

    • Providing support and acceptance of an individual’s gender identity;

    • Facilitating coping, social support, and identity exploration and development; and

    • Performing gender-neutral interventions to reduce unsafe or illegal behavior.

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