Lincoln, Nebraska—Today, American Atheists and Nebraska Secular Democrats submitted testimony supporting LB167. This bill would protect young LGBTQ Nebraskans from harmful conversion therapy.
This bill would protect LGBTQ children in four ways:
- Professional standards for state-licensed health care providers would consider conversion therapy an unacceptable business practice for anyone under age 18.
- The bill would subject those who perform conversion therapy to disciplinary action.
- Nebraska could not expend funds to support conversion therapy, including health coverage for conversion therapy and grants or contracts to organizations that conduct or refer individuals to conversion therapy.
- For-pay conversion therapy programs would become fraudulent or deceptive trade practices.