Please ban the practice of "conversion therapy" in Virginia. It is cruel, dehumanizing, and it doesn't work. I know this as the former wife of a gay man, and from conversations with other spouses of gay and lesbian people. I even recall a conversation I had with the wife of a man who was the director of a conversion therapy peogram in Virginia, a gay man himself. She confessed to me that gay people do not experience real "conversion" from the "therapy;" It is a constant daily struggle, she said. It doesn't work! Ban it!