News from Progress Michigan

May 2, 2019

Contact: Sam Inglot, 616-916-0574,

Progress Michigan Names Senator Mallory McMorrow Legislator of the Month for April

McMorrow named for introducing bill to ban conversion therapy in Michigan

LANSING — Progress Michigan has named Senator Mallory McMorrow its Legislator of the Month for April. McMorrow was named for introducing Senate Bill 284 which would protect the rights of LGBTQ youth by prohibiting treatments that seek to force changes to sexual orientation or gender identity in individuals under the age of 18.

“Conversion therapy is a form of child abuse that seeks to manipulate children to force them to conform to the dominate culture and strip them of the ability to be who they are. This legislation should be given a hearing and vote as soon as possible. Michigan should join a growing list of states that have put these protections in place,” said Lonnie Scott, executive director of Progress Michigan. “We applaud Senator McMorrow for introducing this important piece of legislation and proud to name her our legislator of the month.”

The Legislator of the Month award is given to an elected official who demonstrates a commitment to a government of the people, by the people and for the people.


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