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ADJOURNED 'til Thursday at 1 p.m. (formal)

FIVE REPUBLICANS VOTE "PRESENT" AS SENATE PASSES CONVERSION THERAPY BILL

The Senate on Thursday voted 34-0 to ban the use of conversion therapy to change the sexual orientation or gender identity of minors, with five Republicans voting "present" rather than for or against the bill.

Sen. Vinny deMacedo said he and Sens. Bruce Tarr, Ryan Fattman, Donald Humason and Dean Tran oppose conversion therapy but have concerns that the bill's wording is vague and infringes on the rights of mental health professionals.


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