Conversion therapy laws prohibit licensed mental health practitioners from subjecting LGBT minors to harmful "conversion therapy" practices that attempt to change their sexual orientation or gender identity.
These laws prohibit licensed mental health practitioners from subjecting minors to harmful "conversion therapy" practices that attempt to change their sexual
orientation or gender identity. For additional information, please contact the National Center for Lesbian Rights or The Trevor Project.
This map reflects the states that prohibit conversion therapy. In 2015, Cincinnati, OH passed the first city level conversion therapy ban.
For an in-depth analysis of these laws, please read our LGBT Policy Spotlight Report: Conversion Therapy Bans.
In February 2016, New York Governor Cuomo announced regulations that will ban conversion therapy for minors. The map will be updated when those regulations are promulgated.
24 % of LGBT population lives in states that have laws banning conversion therapy for minors
76 % of LGBT population lives in states with no laws banning conversion therapy for minors
|State||Conversion Therapy Law||Year Passed|
|California||State has this law||2012|
|District of Columbia||State has this law||2014|
|Illinois||State has this law||0|
|New Jersey||State has this law||2013|
|Oregon||State has this law||2015|
|Vermont||State has this law||0|