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Gay Conversion Therapy: Pima Co. considers a ban

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Posted at 2:06 PM, Jul 31, 2017
and last updated 2017-08-01 14:54:37-04

TUCSON (KGUN9-TV) - Should counselors try to convert people who are gay into people who are not? Pima County Supervisors are about to consider a law against what's called gay conversion therapy.  

District 5 Supervisor Richard Elias proposed the county ordinance.  

The proposed law cites professional psychology groups rejecting the treatments as ineffective, harmful, and attempting to change behavior psychologists do not regard as a disorder at all.

The ordinance proposal at this link says it is designed to protect the health, safety and well-being of minors in Pima County.  It calls for fines as high as 25 hundred dollars.

Supervisors will take comments from the public in their meeting that begins at 9am Tuesday in the County Administration Building, 130 W. Congress