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Why the Minnesota Ban on 'Conversion Therapy' Matters to LGBTQIA+ Mental Health

Minnesota governor Tim Walz signed an executive order banning a harmful anti-LGBTQIA+ centered treatment called conversion therapy within the state, just a week before the state celebrates Pride. Speaking at the formal signing ceremony, he said that it’s just one part of an effort to support the LGBTQIA+ community within the state.

“There is no place for hate in this state … Our LGBTQ+ community is part, and a huge part, of what it means to be one Minnesota,” Walz said.

The governor said that he considers conversion therapy to be a “byzantine, tortuous practice” and intends to protect minor Minnesotans by ensuring that no insurance companies within the state will cover it. Minnesota is now one of the 24 states that ban conversion therapy

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