Massachusetts lawmakers have sent Gov. Charlie Baker a bill banning LGBTQ conversion therapy, which critics decry as a harmful and medically-discredited attempt to change a person's sexual identity.
The measure passed the House and Senate by overwhelming margins in votes last week and received final enactment in both chambers on Thursday.
Baker, a Republican, has said he is leaning toward signing the bill.
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The conservative Massachusetts Family Institute has threatened to challenge the conversion therapy ban in court if it becomes law.
The Legislature on Thursday also sent Baker a bill that abolishes a state welfare rule that has denied benefits to children born into families which are already receiving welfare.
Baker vetoed a similar measure last year, arguing it should be tied to other changes in welfare eligibility rules.