Not content with waiting for the Ohio legislature to pass a statewide ban on LGBT “Reparative Therapy”. Today the city of Cincinnati, OH in a 7-2 vote, banned the dangerous practice that many experts have called torture to be performed within its city limits.
Openly gay City Counselor Chris Seelbach posted on his Facebook page.
Almost a year ago, Leelah Alcorn asked us to make her death mean something. I think she might think we helped do just that today.
Cincinnati City Council, in a 7-2 vote, just BANNED LGBT “Conversion Therapy” in the City of Cincinnati.
No longer will LGBT people, under 18, have to suffer the incredible damage that comes with medical professionals trying to change their sexual orientation, gender identity or expression.
The conversation before the vote was perhaps the most meaningful and touching I’ve ever been apart of during my time on Council.
But, lets celebrate our victory and the victory for so many young people in Cincinnati.
The passage makes Cincinnati the first major U.S. city to ban reparative or conversion therapy. The Movement Advancement Project, an LGBT organization in Denver that tracks legislation nationwide on reparative therapy, has no record of a city passing an ordinance that would ban the practice.
City Councilor Charles Winburn who voted against the ban is the former employee and current member of the anti-gay, anti-woman’s choice, “religious” group the Citizens for Community Values which is officially affiliated with the Family Research Council and the American Family Association both nationally recognized hate groups.
H/T Chuck Beatty – Unite Cincinnati