The legislative campaign to ban so-called "conversion therapy" for minors has been overwhelmingly successful, with 20 states and more than 85 localities enacting bans since California became the first state to do so in 2012.
Yet as the campaign gains momentum, anti-LGBTQ groups have escalated their opposition, bringing new federal lawsuits seeking to invalidate lifesaving protections and launching a counter-legislative campaign to immunize conversion therapists from legal accountability. At the same time, efforts to challenge religiously-based conversion therapy counseling have taken on new urgency.
On July 28, Adam Hersh will join a panel of advocates at the 2021 Lavender Law conference to discuss the latest legal arguments being used to attack conversion therapy laws, efforts to pass legislation protecting conversion therapists, and new strategies to combat religiously-based conversion therapy. This virtual workshop will be available on-demand for all Lavender Law registrants.
For more information on the panel, or to register, please visit here. Workshops will become available on July 28 and may be accessed through September 30.