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3/20/19  1:59 pm
Commenter: Mary Knisley

Ban Conversion Therapy. Protect our Youth

I urge Virginia to not only consider but to actually ban conversion therapy.  The psychological harm done to our youth by subjecting them to intense "therapy" to try to change their sexuality is for all intents and purposes torture.  Sexuality is something you are born with, it is not a choice, a mental illness or a condition that needs to be treated.  Please protect our lgbtq children from this outdated, ineffective and cruel practice that has no purpose other than to humiliate, hurt and force ideolgy that is harmful to the victim of this practice.  The suicide rate of our lgbtq community is too high and we need to focus on support for these brothers and sisters rather than rejection and harm.

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