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Ban on conversion therapy narrowly passed by La Crosse council

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The practice of conversion therapy is being outlawed in La Crosse, by a close vote of the city council.

On Thursday night, council members voted 6-to-4 to ban attempts to change a person’s sexual orientation, primarily aimed at getting gay persons to go straight.

The measure passed by the council would prevent medical professionals from requiring LGBTQ youth from going through the therapy programs.

Nationwide programs have been watching the debate in La Crosse, and report that this is the 13th community in Wisconsin to approve such a ban.

A native of Prairie du Chien, Brad graduated from UW - La Crosse and has worked in radio news for more than 30 years, mostly in the La Crosse area. He regularly covers local courts and city and county government. Brad produces the features "Yesterday in La Crosse" and "What's Buried on Brad's Desk." He also writes the website "Triviazoids," which finds odd connections between events that happen on a certain date, and he writes and performs with the local comedy group Heart of La Crosse. Brad been featured on several national TV programs because of his memory skills.

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  1. Greg Luce

    June 10, 2022 at 3:51 pm

    Freaking lunatics in La Crosse!

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