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Pima County Bans Gay Conversion Therapy On Minors

The Pima County Board of Supervisors voted Tuesday to ban the practice of gay conversion therapy on minors.

The vote passed 3-2 in favor, with Democrats supporting the measure and Republicans opposing it.

Minors will still be able to discuss issues of sexual orientation with licensed therapists or religious practitioners, but this measure makes it illegal to collect a fee for such therapy.

Any violation of the new resolution is a civil offense, and perpetrators could be charged up to $2,500.

Daniel Perle rejoined the KJZZ team in May 2019, after interning during the summer of 2017.A recent graduate of Arizona State University’s Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication, Perle served as the editor-in-chief of the online student-run newspaper, the Downtown Devil, and as the news director for Blaze Radio, ASU’s student-run station. While in school, Perle reported on enterprise topics such as former Arizona Cardinals players suffering from the aftermath of their careers in football and the process which felons in Arizona must go through to restore their right to vote.When he’s not in the newsroom — and probably when he’s in it — Perle is scrolling through Twitter. Other than that, he enjoys reading Kurt Vonnegut novels and practicing his three-point shooting.