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Washington Conversion Therapy Ban (SB 6449)

This law was last updated on May 22, 2015


State

Washington

Number

SB 6449

Status

Failed to Pass

Proposed

Jan 27, 2014

Topics

LGBTQ

Full Bill Text

lawfilesext.leg.wa.gov

SB 6449 would have prohibited licensed health care providers from performing sexual orientation change efforts on patients under age eighteen.

“Sexual change efforts” include “efforts to change behaviors or gender expressions, or to eliminate or reduce sexual or romantic attractions of feelings towards individuals of the same sex.”  These efforts would include, among others, reparative therapy or conversion therapy.

STATUS

Companion bill to HB 2451.


People