SALT LAKE CITY | Posts by Utah lawmaker in conversion therapy debate draw ire

SALT LAKE CITY | Posts by Utah lawmaker in conversion therapy debate draw ire

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A nationwide push to ban LGBTQ conversion therapy for minors looked like it could succeed in conservative Utah after The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints said it wouldn’t stand in the way, but the effort ground to a halt this week.

Conversion therapy has a long history in Utah, and the legislation drew fierce opposition from people who said barring therapists from talking about changing someone’s sexual orientation would violate free-speech rights.

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