Oklahoma House panel approves conversion therapy ban

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - The discredited practice of conversion therapy for LGBTQ children would be prohibited in Oklahoma under a bill approved by a Republican-led legislative committee.

In a bipartisan vote Wednesday, the House committee voted 10-4 to send the bill to the full House.

The measure would add conversion therapy to a list of unprofessional conduct by various medical and behavioral health providers.

Conversion therapy is a practice used to try to change an individual's sexual orientation or gender identity.

The American Psychological Association has said it isn't based in science and is harmful to mental health.