Members of the Washington State LGBTQ Caucus commend the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to not hear a challenge to Washington’s ban on conversion therapy and issued the following statement Tuesday: 

“Conversion therapy is a harmful and discredited practice that lacks scientific validity and often causes severe psychological and emotional distress.  

“This crucial decision upholds the state’s commitment to protecting LGTBQ+ individuals and reinforces the importance of promoting the mental health and well-being of all Washingtonians.  

“Despite dissents from three justices, this decision signals a continued step forward in recognizing and respecting the rights and dignity of LGBTQ+ Washingtonians.”