Science has confirmed, time and again, that not only does “conversion therapy” not work, it traumatizes otherwise perfectly healthy children. The only conversion necessary today is that of intolerance and disgust to tolerance, understanding, and acceptance. I ask of those heterosexual legislators supporting this kind of abuse in the name of religion: could you be “converted“? How much psychological and physical abuse would it take for you to convince yourself you were, or pretend to be, gay? Conversion therapy cannot be condoned by the state as representative of the people’s values. The people don’t wish to harm each other, children least of all. Please ban “conversion therapy” in the face of religious zealots and in the name of Virginia voters.