A federal judge in Colorado disagreed with a therapist’s argument that the state’s Minor Therapy Conversion Law, enacted in 2019, unlawfully abridges what she can say to her minor clients who identify as gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, or gender nonconforming.

Under the law in question, mental health professionals are prohibited from conducting “conversion therapy.” According to the order, aversion techniques included “inducing nausea, vomiting, or paralysis; providing electric shocks; or having the individual snap an elastic band around the wrist when the individual becomes aroused to same-sex erotic images or thoughts.”

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