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Supreme Court Rejects Appeal Challenging Washington State’s ‘Conversion Therapy’ Ban

The 2022 report acknowledged that coercive, sometimes physically abusive, practices once employed to alter same-sex attraction had been discontinued back in the mid-1990s and that talk therapy and counseling were the norm today.

But legal experts predict the high court will likely take up another legal challenge to state laws barring therapy for patients dealing with unwanted same-sex attraction, while some courts, researchers and therapists dispute the scientific basis for the bans.