State Senator José Javier Rodríguez (D-Miami) and State Representative Evan Jenne (D- Dania Beach) will hold a press conference on Thursday to discuss their legislation which would outlaw highly controversial methods still used by licensed professionals in Florida to force a minor’s sexual orientation. SB 696 and HB 717 would ban the use of “conversion therapy,” a largely discredited practice opposed by the American Psychiatric Association and already illegal in at least nine states throughout the country.
The lawmakers will be joined by Broward County Commissioner Nan Rich, Jon Harris Maurer of Equality Florida, and conversion therapy survivor Jose Vega.
Who: Senator José Javier Rodríguez, Representative Evan Jenne, Broward County Commissioner Nan Rich, Jon Harris Maurer of Equality Florida, and Jose Vega.
What: Press conference on SB 696- Conversion Therapy Ban
When: Thursday, February 8th, 12:00 pm
Where: Outside the Senate Chamber
4th Floor Rotunda