Washington State looking to ban gay conversion therapy
POSTED: Tuesday, February 18, 2014 - 3:30pm
UPDATED: Tuesday, February 18, 2014 - 3:34pm
WASHINGTON STATE (NBC) — Washington state law makers could make a landmark decision, calling homosexual conversion therapy illegal. Washington would be just the third state to do so.
Conversion therapy is geared toward changing children from gay to straight and can range from intense shaming sessions to physical pain like electric shock and water baths.
Although experts estimate not many therapists still use this type of therapy in Washington, supporters of House bill 2451, said that's a few too many.