Executive Order Issued in Puerto Rico Against Conversion Therapy

The governor of Puerto Rico, Ricardo Rosell√≥, has signed an executive order banning conversion therapy for minors. He expressed via Twitter that conversion therapy “lacks scientific basis” and it only hurts people of the LGBT community. It’s a rather interesting turn of events considering the party he chairs, the New Progressives, blocked the vote on a bill that would have outlawed the same thing. Though Puerto Rico does have laws protecting against discrimination and hate crimes related to sexual orientation and gender identity, the LGBT community on the island still struggles.