Update: Tuesday, the Milwaukee Common Council voted 12-2 to approve the ban on conversion therapy in the city.
The measure now heads to Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett's desk, which he intends to sign.
Original Post, March 9, 2018:
During a hearing at City Hall Thursday, aldermen and community members pushed for Milwaukee to take the first step toward eliminating conversion therapy. The practice – also referred to reparative therapy – includes a range of tactics meant to change a person’s sexual orientation or gender identity.