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Legislator Peter J. Savage, III     Legislator April N.M. Baskin      Legislator Patrick Burke

Hon. Peter J. Savage, III              Hon. April N.M. Baskin                Hon. Patrick B. Burke

    District 3 Legislator                      District 2 Legislator                    District 7 Legislator


 Legislator John Bruso     Legislator Barbara Miller-Williams       Legislator Tom Loughran

        Hon. John Bruso                Hon. Barbara Miller-Williams        Hon. Thomas A. Loughran

      District 8 Legislator                     District 1 Legislator                   District 5 Legislator

Democratic Caucus News

Erie County Legislature Votes to Ban “Conversion Therapy” on Minors

Erie County, NY – Today, the Erie County Legislature voted unanimously to the ban reparative or conversion therapy on minors. This practice attempts to change the sexual orientation or gender identity of LGBTQ people. Although there are currently no licensed conversion therapy practitioners in Erie County, speakers at a recent hearing on the law testified that the activity is often concealed under the guise of other therapeutic measures. The legislation will make the practice of conversion therapy on minors a misdemeanor crime punishable by a fine of up to $1,000 or one year in jail.