Hawaii has become the twelfth American state to pass a ban on gay “cure” therapy for minors.
A Hawaiian conference committee cleared the bill for sending to the Democratic Governor David Ige on 27 April 2018. He is expected to sign this into law.
The bill bans efforts to “engage in or attempt to engage in sexual orientation change efforts on a person under eight years of age”.
This follows Maryland passing a ban on the practice earlier in April, and earlier this year, the European Parliament voted to condemn gay “cure” therapy and urged member countries to ban the harmful practice.
This shows 2018 to be a landmark year in the abolition of cure therapy.
Read more about the bill here.