We rightly point out all too often when Republicans are out to perpetrate some evil upon us, so it is only right to praise them when they try to do some good.
This one is for Utah State Reps Dan McCray and Craig Hall.
“SALT LAKE CITY — Two Republican lawmakers proposed a ban on gay conversion therapy for minors in conservative Utah on Thursday, a plan that’s been hailed as a milestone by advocates and won’t be opposed by the influential Mormon church.
Republican Rep. Dan McCay acknowledged he isn’t a typical sponsor for such a measure, but he said it’s an important way to support LGBT youth amid an alarming spike in youth suicide.
“This is the Utah we want. This the Utah we’re all going to fight for, for the rest of our time so we deliver a place to you that you are welcome,” he said.
The plan would prohibit any treatment aimed at changing sexual orientation or gender identity, which has ranged from talk therapy to practices like electric shock. Therapists who practice it could lose their license.
“Conversion therapy has been proven to be not effective, and is particularly harmful to youth,” said Republican chief sponsor Rep. Craig Hall.”
Well, that’s refreshing.
First Tiny T-Rexes and now, two decent Republicans.
What wonders will Utah produce next?
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