Tuesday, May 02, 2017

The House Of Representatives Is Voting By Roll, Member To The Chamber!

This just came over CT-N and the bill they were voting was HB6695 AN ACT CONCERNING THE PROTECTION OF YOUTH FROM CONVERSION THERAPY.

They first passed an amendment that said,
"Sec. 3. (NEW) (Effective from passage) (a) It shall be unlawful for any person who practices or administers conversion therapy to practice or administer such therapy while in the conduct of trade or commerce. "
The discussion centered around if it is proper for government to regulate business and the counter to that argument was that we it is not regulating business but to prohibit harmful medical practices.

It passed 146 Yeas, 5 Nays, 4 Not voting.

They then went on to the bill itself.

The discussion for the bill centered around taking away parents’ rights, the comeback was this is a harmful procedure which can increase self-harm in children and protect the children. They also mentioned that there are other laws that regulate medical care.

Dr. Petit who was the endo for the Gender Identity Clinic of New England and he spoke out in favor of the bill. He was a question mark on our rating of legislators we didn’t know where he stood on the bill, I am very glad that he voted in favor of the bill.

And get a load of this, one Republican legislator want an amendment to prevent therapist from trying to make a child gay, lesbian, or trans!

The vote was Yeas 141, Nays 8, and not voting 2, so the bill passed with overwhelming bipartisan support.

Now on to the Senate!

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