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Utah won’t say how many support ‘conversion therapy’ ban

A week after The Church of Jesus of Christ of Latter-day Saints opposed a ban on so-called conversion therapy in Utah, regulators considering the proposal refused Monday to release how much public support it got.

A decision on whether to adopt the ban statewide could come as early as Tuesday or take up to four months, said Jennifer Bolton, spokeswoman for the Department of Commerce, Division of Occupational and Professional Licensing.

Eighteen states have banned or restricted the discredited practice of using therapy to change a LGBTQ person's sexual orientation. The American Psychological Association says the practice is not based in science and is harmful to mental health.