On Friday, Colorado became the 18th state to ban a practice known as "conversion therapy" for minors. "Conversion therapy" is the idea that you can change a persons sexual orientation or gender using shock therapy, induced vomiting, or paralysis.

Numerous local and national media outlets have reported on the story.

Governor Jared Polis, who is gay, signed the bill the day before gay pride month began in Colorado. This year New York, Massachusetts, and Maine have banned the practice.

The American Psychiatric Association and other organizations have publicly opposed conversion therapy practices.

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