Shocker: Republican Governors Are Helping With LGBT Victories And Protecting Our Youth.
Nevada Republican Gov. Brian Sandoval signed Senate Bill 201 prohibiting mental health professionals in the state from attempting to change a minor’s sexual orientation or gender identity. Just last week Connecticut joined the ranks of states that have banned such practices. New Mexico ban was approved just last month in April 2017 by Republican Gov. Susanna Martinez.
Sandoval’s signature contributes to a growing bipartisan consensus regarding conversion therapy bans. Remarkably, a full half of state bans on the practice were signed by Republican governors, albeit in blue-to-purple states: Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner signed Illinois’, and Chris Christie signed New Jersey’s shortly before his fall from grace. These governors obviously view the bans as good politics and good law. Yet Republicans in Congress continue to oppose federal legislation outlawing conversion
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