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City attorney David Waters mentioned there is a circuit split among federal courts of appeals when it comes to the constitutionality of conversion therapy bans. Currently the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals, which includes Kansas, has not considered the question.
“There is at least nationally some question as to the enforceability of these ordinances. It may be the case that ultimately this has to be decided by the United States Supreme Court in order to resolve what we call the circuit split differences among courts of appeals,” Waters said.
The proposed ordinance could fine any licensed practitioner up to $1,000 for practicing conversion therapy within city limits.
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by: Sydnie Holzfaster Posted: / Updated: PRAIRIE VILLAGE, Kan. - Prairie Village is one step closer to banning the practice of conversion therapy for minors. Monday during a Committee of the Whole meeting, councilmembers voted 11-1 to progress a draft ordinance banning the practice of conversion therapy for children under 18 years old.