Texas GOP Trying To Protect Providers Of Child Welfare Services Who Force Gay Conversion Therapy
Texas conservatives are in high gear when it comes to anti-gay legislation. This is all in the name of protecting "Religious Liberty." In this episode, they are trying to protect child welfare service providers who subject children to harmful and discredited "gay conversion therapy."
Texas House lawmakers are expected to consider a measure as early as Wednesday that could be used to protect child welfare service providers who want to force kids into discredited gay conversion therapy programs. The bill also protects providers who deny minors access to birth control or abortions.
The bill, co-authored by nine Republicans, aims to protect child welfare service providers who get taxpayer dollars from losing government funding or benefits if they take actions motivated by religious beliefs. This covers providers who offer counseling, assistance to abused children, and foster and adoption services.