Palm Beach County is the first county in Florida to ban conversion therapy for minors.
County commissioners voted 5-2 Tuesday to ban the controversial form of treatment that attempts to change a person’s sexual orientation.
Opponents say the practice is pseudoscience dangerous to gay, lesbian and transgender youth. The American Psychiatric Association also opposes the practice and calls it unethical.
But supporters of conversion therapy argue the ban will infringe on free speech, religious freedom and parental rights.