Minnesota moves toward banning ‘conversion therapy’ but it’s still legal in many states

(CNN)Minnesota is the latest state to move toward making so-called “conversion therapy” illegal. Here’s a look at what conversion therapy entails and what states are doing about it. Health professionals reject the practice Conversion therapy can take many different forms. It could be a licensed mental health professional sitting across from a “patient” on a couch or it could be a religious adviser trying to “pray the gay away,” Sam Brinton, Head of Advocacy and Government Affairs for The Trevor Project and a survivor of conversion therapy, explained to CNN. It could also involve physical aversion methods, such as shock therapy or snapping a rubber band on one’s wrist to discourage same-sex attraction. Leading medical and mental health professional organizations …