By Thomas Maxheimer
The largely discredited practice does more harm than good to those subjected to it. Conversion therapy is legal for adults in all 50 states.
It is now legal for foster care and adoption agencies to cite religious beliefs to deny LGBTQ people from adopting. Kansas is considering similar legislation.
LGBTQ people and are being denied housing, benefits, and fired from jobs for no other reason than someone doesn’t approve of who they love or doesn’t believe people can have feelings that don’t match their body parts. Sexual orientation and gender identity must be protected in federal antidiscrimination laws. Until then, each of us are at risk on a daily basis.