Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden said Saturday he supports a nationwide ban on conversion therapy for those who have unwanted same-sex desires, and he also believes Obamacare should cover sex-reassignment surgery.
Biden and other Democratic candidates took part in the LGBTQ Presidential Candidate Forum, which was held in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, and sponsored by The Advocate, GLAAD, One Iowa and The Gazette.
â€śWe should outlaw nationally, the conversion therapy â€“ there should be a law against it, period,â€ť the former vice president said. â€śAnd Iâ€™ve proposed that for a long time.â€ť
Such proposals have sparked concern from the religious community. When Maineâ€™s governor signed a bill this month outlawing conversion therapy, the Christian Civic League of Maine said the law would â€śequate sound Biblical counseling with torture and abuse under the name of conversion therapy,â€ť according to World. ...