Dibble and Cantrell Respond to Genna Gazelka’s support for conversion therapy ban in media reports
St. Paul, Minn. – Senator Scott Dibble and Representative Hunter Cantrell released the following statement in response to Genna Gazelka, one of Senate Majority Leader Paul Gazelka’s five children, expressing their support for a conversion therapy ban. Genna Gazelka is a member of the LGBTQ community, who was sent to “therapy” that “exacted a sense of shame.”
“Young people struggling with sexual orientation and gender identity need protection from the extreme, harmful, and discredited practice of conversion therapy. We call on our colleagues in the Senate to pass our comprehensive conversion therapy ban language that was passed in the House. Minnesota’s commitment to delivering the highest standard of supportive, credible health care should extend to all Minnesotans, regardless of sexuality or gender identity.”
Sen. Dibble and Rep. Cantrell have sponsored legislation to ban the harmful practice for minors and vulnerable adults.