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American Atheists Tells Nebraska to Ban Conversion Therapy

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:

  1. Professional standards for state-licensed health care providers would consider conversion therapy an unacceptable business practice for anyone under age 18.
  2. The bill would subject those who perform conversion therapy to disciplinary action.
  3. 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.
  4. For-pay conversion therapy programs would become fraudulent or deceptive trade practices.

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