Conversion therapy banned in Allentown


Allentown City Council unanimously passed an ordinance outlawing gay conversion therapy in the city Wednesday night.

The bill makes it illegal to offer the controversial practice which is meant to change a person's sexual orientation or gender identity.

Mayor Pawlowski is set to sign the ordinance into law Thursday.

"Today is a proud day for Allentown's LGBT community to be able to witness the final passage, with unanimous support from city council and the mayor, of this important legislation that protects LGBT youth from so-called 'conversion therapy,'" said Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center Executive Director Adrian Shanker.

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