White House wants to ban conversion therapy on minors

White House officials pushed to ban conversion therapy for LGBT youths, pointing to new findings that debunk the therapy.

A ban on the conversion therapy for minors was introduced in Congress on Thursday, following a report from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration.

"The science rebukes this so-called practice and so do we," White House Senior Adviser Valerie Jarrett told reporters on a call Thursday.

The report from the administration includes a consensus from an expert panel held by the American Psychological Association earlier this summer.

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