We at Log Cabin Republicans know that being a member of the LGTBQ community is something that should be celebrated – not shunned. While we believe that every adult has the intrinsic right to pursue their own happiness, in no way do we condone or recommend conversion therapy. Centered both in science and ethical reasoning, we support:
- A nationwide ban on conversion therapy for anyone under the age of 18.
As the party of liberty, it is not our goal to tell an adult what they can or can not do; however, studies of the effects of conversion therapy have concluded that the impact of conversion therapy is often harmful, both psychologically and physically. For children, the negative impact is most severe, leading to long-term problems, up to and including suicide. We condemn the use of conversion therapy and advocate for state and federal legislation that ends its use.