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DFL figures speak out in support of Pride, against gay conversion therapy

Heading into Pride weekend in the Twin Cities, House DFLers released the following statements in support of Minnesota's LGBTQ community and reaffirmed their opposition to gay conversion therapy.

Ryan Winkler
Ryan Winkler

Heading into Pride weekend in the Twin Cities, House DFLers released the following statements in support of Minnesota's LGBTQ community and reaffirmed their opposition to gay conversion therapy.

"All Minnesotans deserve to be safe and live with dignity, regardless of their sexual orientation or gender identity," said Minnesota House Speaker Melissa Hortman, DFL-Brooklyn Park. "House DFLers will continue working to promote equality and inclusion in all areas of Minnesota law."

"Republicans blocked a ban on gay conversion therapy this year, but DFLers will keep fighting to end this harmful practice," said Minnesota House Majority Leader Ryan Winkler. "We must continue working together to root out intolerance wherever we find it."

"Conversion therapy is harmful, and has no place in legitimate healthcare in Minnesota," said state Rep. Hunter Cantrell, DFL-Savage. "Despite the Senate stopping this extremely important bill last session, we will continue to work to ban LGBTQ conversion therapy for minors and vulnerable adults so that only the highest standard of credible mental healthcare is offered to patients in Minnesota."

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