There’s a bill on the gay agenda this year that just passed.
House Bill 217 forbids “gay conversion therapy” by mental health professions. It was defined as attempts to change a young person’s sexual orientation from gay to straight by State Senator Daniel Bliss, a Democrat from Evanston.
Of local legislators, all three Republican State Senators,
- Pam Althoff
- Dan Duffy
- Karen McConnaughay
voted against the restriction on medical practices.
In the House, the GOP State Representatives opposing the legislation were
- Steve Andersson
- David McSweeney
- Mike Tryon
- Barb Wheeler