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File #: 18-1508    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Bill Status: Passed
File created: 12/11/2018 In control: Safety, Housing, Education & Homelessness Committee
On agenda: 1/7/2019 Final action: 1/7/2019
Title: A bill for an ordinance adopting a new Article IX of Chapter 28 of the Revised Municipal Code concerning "Prohibition of Conversion Therapy." Amends Chapter 28 of the Denver Revised Municipal Code (DRMC) by adding Article IX concerning the prohibition of conversion therapy for minors. The Committee approved filing this item at its meeting on 12-19-18.
Attachments: 1. BR18 1508 HRCP Conversion Therapy Ban, 2. Conversion Therapy Ban Presentation, 3. 18-1508 DRMC 28-254 et seq (12.18.18accepted), 4. , 5. 18-1508 Filed Bill_DRMC28-254 et seq (12.27.18).pdf, 6. 18-1508 Filed Bill_DRMC28-254 et seq (12.27.18).pdf, 7. APA Reiterates Strong Opposition to Conversion Therapy, 8. Conversion-Therapy-LGBT-Youth-Jan-2018, 9. sma15-4928, 10. ABA.2015.annualmeeting, 11. APA Position-2000-Therapies-Change-Sexual-Orientation, 12. APA Position-2013-Homosexuality (1), 13. 18-1508 - Letters of opposition, 14. APA Reiterates Strong Opposition to Conversion Therapy, 15. 18-1508 - signed, 16. 18-1508 Filed a bill for an ordinance adopting a new Article IX of Chapter 28 of the Revised Municipal Code concerning “Prohibition of Conversion Therapy.”
Other/Miscellaneous Request Template (Appointments; ROW; Code Changes; Zoning Action, etc.)

Date Submitted: 12-11-18

Requesting Agency: Human Rights and Community Partnerships
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Subject Matter Expert Name:

Name: Derek Okubo
Email: Derek.Okubo@denvergov.org

Item Title & Description:
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Both the title and description must be entered between the red "title" and "body" below. Do not at any time delete the red "title" or "body" markers from this template.
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A bill for an ordinance adopting a new Article IX of Chapter 28 of the Revised Municipal Code concerning "Prohibition of Conversion Therapy."
Amends Chapter 28 of the Denver Revised Municipal Code (DRMC) by adding Article IX concerning the prohibition of conversion therapy for minors. The Committee approved filing this item at its meeting on 12-19-18.
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Executive Summary with Rationale and Impact:
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Conversion therapy - sometimes referred to as "reparative therapy," "ex-gay therapy," or "sexual orientation change efforts" includes a range of dangerous & discredited practices aimed at changing a person's sexual orientation or suppressing a person's gender identity.

These harmful practices are based on the false claim that being lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender or queer is a mental illness that should be cured. Every mainstream mental health & medical professional association in the country has rejected this view as scientifi...

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