Jackson County bans conversion therapy

Published on April 04, 2023


Ordinance 5731

Jackson County Executive Frank White, Jr. has issued the following statement in response to the Jackson County Legislature’s passage of Ordinance 5731, which implements a conversion therapy ban for minors:

“It’s a historic day in Missouri as Jackson County becomes the first county in the state to adopt a conversion therapy ban. I want to thank the Legislature as well as the organizations and community members who advocated tirelessly for this change. Today, I’m proud that we all stand united in making sure our LGBTQ+ youth know they are loved, valued and respected. I look forward to signing this common-sense legislation into law.”

The County Executive is working with supporters to identify the best time and place for a signing ceremony. Until then, the rainbow lighting at the downtown courthouse will remain in place. 


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