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Cantrell and Dibble Respond to Genna Gazelka’s support for conversion therapy ban in media reports

Friday, May 10, 2019

Cantrell and Dibble Respond to Genna Gazelka’s support for conversion therapy ban in media reports

St. Paul, Minn. – Representative Hunter Cantrell and Senator Scott Dibble today released the following statement in response to Genna Gazelka, one of Senate Majority Leader Paul Gazelka’s five children, expressing their support for a conversion therapy ban. Genna Gazelka is a member of the LGBTQ community, who was sent to "therapy" that "exacted a sense of shame."

“Young people struggling with sexual orientation and gender identity need protection from the extreme, harmful, and discredited practice of conversion therapy. We call on our colleagues in the Senate to pass our comprehensive conversion therapy ban language that was passed in the House. Minnesota's commitment to delivering the highest standard of supportive, credible health care should extend to all Minnesotans, regardless of sexuality or gender identity."

Rep. Cantrell and Sen. Dibble have sponsored legislation to ban the harmful practice for minors and vulnerable adults.

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