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Marchers raise a rainbow flag during the 2018 Pride parade in Salt Lake City. Late Tuesday, state regulators implemented a ban on "conversion therapy" aimed at changing the sexual orientation or gender identity of LGBTQ young people. Rick Bowmer/AP hide caption

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New York City Council speaker Corey Johnson, shown here at a New York hearing in January, said last week that he had struggled with the proposal to repeal the ban, but "ultimately, I think this is the responsible, strategic and right thing to do." Andrew Lichtenstein/Corbis via Getty Images hide caption

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New York City Debates Repealing Conversion Therapy Ban

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Greg McDonald Jr. (left) sits with his fiancé Jon Jost. McDonald's parents considered sending him to counseling when they were concerned he was gay. Now they support a ban on conversion therapy. Leila Fadel/NPR hide caption

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Activists And Suicide Prevention Groups Seek Bans On Conversion Therapy For Minors

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Members of the Maryland House of Delegates convene at the state house in Annapolis, Md., on the first day of the state's 2018 legislative session. Patrick Semansky/AP hide caption

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A federal appeals court has reversed an injunction that kept California's law banning conversion therapy from taking effect. This composite image shows sate Sen. Ted Lieu, left, who introduced the original bill, and David Pickup, a marriage and family therapist who is a plaintiff in the suit against it. Rich Pedroncelli/AP hide caption

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