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Rally planned to call for veto of conversion therapy ban in La Crosse

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Some La Crosse families don’t want city leaders telling them how their kids should be raised. 

Opponents of a recently-passed ban on conversion therapy in La Crosse have scheduled a mid-afternoon rally at City Hall, starting at 2:30, calling on Mayor Mitch Reynolds to veto the ban before it becomes law at 5 p.m. 

The ordinance was passed by a narrow 6-4 vote by the city council last week. 

Rally organizers say the measure would interfere with freedom of speech and religion, in preventing parents from getting therapy for children who identify as LGBTQ. 

They describe the ban as government overreach, which could lead to a court challenge.

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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