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Lincoln becomes 1st Nebraska city to ban conversion therapy

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Posted at 1:11 PM, Feb 23, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-23 14:11:43-05

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — The Lincoln City Council has approved a measure banning the discredited practice of conversion therapy for LGBTQ children — making Lincoln the first city in the state to do so.

The Lincoln Journal Star reports that the City Council voted 5-1 Monday to ban the practice. It bars counselors, psychiatrists and therapists from seeking to change the sexual orientation or gender identity of a minor.

Councilman Roy Christensen cast the lone vote against the measure, saying he questions whether the city should interfere with a profession that is governed by state licensing boards.

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