Time-sensitive – calls needed by Friday, December 6.
The City of St. Louis is considering passing a ban on therapy for a minor who is not comfortable with same-sex attraction or has gender identity issues.
Here are the facts:
- BB152 has been filed by St. Louis Alderwoman, Christine Ingrassia.
- BB152 prohibits medical and mental healthcare providers from providing “conversion therapy,” also known as reparative therapy, ex-gay therapy, or sexual orientation and gender identity change efforts to a minor.
- BB152 was heard in the Health and Human Services Committee on Wednesday, November 13, where several spoke in support and opposition of the bill. The committee unanimously voted that same morning to pass it out of committee and onto the full Board of Aldermen.
- BB152 could be brought up for perfection and final vote in the regular Friday meeting of the full Board of Aldermen on Friday, December 6.
Immediate Action Needed
Please contact the members of the St. Louis Board of Aldermen (see list below) regarding the proposed ban on “conversion reparative” therapy for minors in the city of St. Louis. Ask them to vote no on BB152. Please be kind and respectful in your correspondence.
Please pass this information on to others you know who would be interested in this issue.
Concerned Women for America of Missouri
St. Louis Board of Aldermen
Sharon Tyus, Ward 1
Lisa Middlebrook, Ward 2
Brandon Bosley, Ward 3
Samuel L Moore, Ward 4
Tammika Hubbard, Ward 5
Christine Ingrassia (Sponsor of BB152), Ward 6
Jack Coatar, Ward 7
Annie Rice (Co-sponsor of BB152), Ward 8
Dan Guenther, Ward 9
Joseph Vollmer, Ward 10
Sarah Martin, Ward 11
Larry Arnowitz, Chairman, Ward 12
Beth Murphy, Ward 13
Carol Howard, Ward 14
Megan E. Green (Co-sponsor of BB152), Ward 15
Tom Oldenburg, Ward 16
Joseph D. Roddy, Ward 17
Jesse Todd (Co-sponsor of BB152), Ward 18
Marlene E Davis
Cara Spencer, Ward 20
John Collins-Muhammad, Ward 21
Jeffrey L Boyd, Ward 22
Joseph Vaccaro, Ward 23
Bret Narayan, Ward 24
Shane Cohn, Ward 25
Shameem Clark Hubbard, Ward 26
Pam Boyd, Ward 27
Heather Navarro, Ward 28