H.Con.Res.36 - Stop Harming Our Kids Resolution of 2015114th Congress (2015-2016)
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|Sponsor:||Rep. Speier, Jackie [D-CA-14] (Introduced 04/14/2015)|
|Committees:||House - Energy and Commerce|
|Latest Action:||House - 04/17/2015 Referred to the Subcommittee on Health. (All Actions)|
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Summary: H.Con.Res.36 — 114th Congress (2015-2016)All Information (Except Text)
Introduced in House (04/14/2015)
Stop Harming Our Kids Resolution of 2015
Expresses the sense of Congress that conversion therapy directed at minors is discredited and ineffective, has no legitimate therapeutic purpose, and is dangerous and harmful.
Defines "conversion therapy" as any practice by a licensed mental health provider, health care provider, or counselor seeking or purporting to impose change of an individual's sexual orientation or gender identity or expression. Excludes from such definition counseling that does not seek to change sexual orientation or gender identity or expression if such counseling provides: (1) acceptance, support, and understanding of a person; (2) facilitation for coping, social support, and identity exploration and development of a person; (3) developmentally appropriate counseling for a person undergoing gender transition; or (4) sexual orientation- and gender identity-neutral interventions to prevent or address unlawful conduct or unsafe sexual practices.
Encourages states to protect minors from efforts that promote or promise to change sexual orientation or gender identity or expression, based on the premise that being lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, or gender nonconforming is a mental illness or developmental disorder that can or should be cured.