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Republican lawmakers join the fight to ban conversion therapy in Kentucky

Led by a Republican legislator, a bipartisan group of Kentucky state senators proposed a bill that would effectively ban conversion therapy, a practice that attempts to change one’s sexual orientation or gender identity, in the commonwealth. Sen. Alice Forgy Kerr, a Lexington Republican and 21-year member of the General Assembly, introduced the measure Monday in a short speech on the Senate floor in which she described the practice of conversion therapy as “discredited“ and “barbaric.”