The city of La Crosse could take a stand on conversion therapy, with action Thursday night by the city council.
Members of the council are being asked to ban the practice of trying to get people to change their sexual orientation, for example, having a gay person get therapy to become straight. The proposed ban was recommended by a council committee last week, on a 5-to-1 vote.
Dozens of people on both sides of the issue have written to the city, with much of the opposition to the ban coming in the past week, arguing that a ban could infringe on how parents raise their children.
Climate change is also on the June agenda. A resolution declaring a “climate emergency” calling for measures to stop the use of fossil fuel passed in committee by a narrow 3-to-2 vote.
The city of La Crosse has set a goal of being carbon-neutral and ending the use of fossil fuel by the year 2050.
The council meets at 6 p.m. on the first floor of La Crosse City Hall.