Thursday afternoon, Stahancyk Kent & Hook shareholder Laurel Hook joined Basic Rights Oregon and Governor Kate Brown for the signing of a bill that will better the lives of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) teens in Oregon.
House Bill 2307 bans “conversion therapy,” which attempts to change or “convert” the sexuality of a person under the age of 18.
Oregon joins California, New York and New Jersey in prohibiting mental health workers and social workers from using conversion therapy on LGBT teens.
Members of Basic Rights Oregon and the Oregon House and Senate celebrated the passing of this historic bill just over one year after Oregon Supreme Court Judge Michael McShane struck down the ban on same-sex marriage.
Stahancyk Kent & Hook is proud to support Basic Rights Oregon.