21′ SB0657/HB0578 – Bowling/Ragan
Children - As introduced, prohibits the provision of sexual identity change therapy to prepubescent minors; prohibits the provision of sexual identity change therapy to minors who have entered puberty unless a parent or guardian has written recommendations for the therapy from at least three physicians; punishes violations as child abuse; designates violations by healthcare professionals as professional misconduct.
TLRC supports this important bill and would like to see it passed in 2022.
TLRC Observed Process
This bill followed an unusual path that excites the curiosity. Passed in 2020 but not taken up be the senate, on would have thought it a slam-dunk in the house in 2021. Not so.
To be continued.