Jackson County Legislature set to vote on conversion therapy ban Monday
JACKSON COUNTY, Mo. (KCTV) - The Jackson County Legislature will vote Monday on a country ordinance that would ban conversion therapy.
The vote will take place at 3 p.m. at the downtown county courthouse building in the legislative chambers. On Jan. 9, the Kansas City LGBTQ Commission sent a letter calling on the Jackson County Government calling on a ban.
If passed, Jackson County would join the City of Kansas City, Independence, North Kansas City, Roeland Park and Prairie Village in having a law prohibiting conversion therapy against minors.
“Our community’s youth are especially vulnerable, and conversion therapy has led to a life of depression, anxiety, drug use, homelessness and suicide,” a statement from the Kansas City LGBTQ Commission read Sunday.
The meeting is open to the public.
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