West Allis bans conversion therapy for minors

WEST ALLIS, Wis. (CBS 58) -- On Tuesday, Sept. 1, the West Allis Common Council passed an ordinance banning the practice of conversion therapy on minors.

Once the ordinance is enacted, the city will join Milwaukee, Madison, Eau Claire and other Wisconsin cities which have banned the practice.  

Alderman Angelito Tenorio introduced the ordinance and released the following statement:

"We took conclusive action to protect West Allis’ youth from this incredibly harmful practice and sent a message to our LGBTQ+ identifying citizens that their identity is valid, they are loved, and their community acknowledges them and the value they bring to our city. I’m incredibly proud of our city and would like to thank Alderperson Grisham for cosponsoring, my fellow council members, especially Alderperson Kuehn for her assistance and support, and Mayor Devine for joining me in passing this important legislation. I would also like to thank the activists and community members who supported this ordinance for their continuous advocacy. Love wins in West Allis.”

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