Sexual orientation change efforts; prohibited. (HB1385)

Introduced By

Del. Patrick Hope (D-Arlington) with support from co-patron Del. Daun Hester (D-Norfolk)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Sexual orientation change efforts prohibited. Prohibits any health care provider from engaging in sexual orientation change efforts with any person under 18 years of age. The bill defines "sexual orientation change efforts" as including the provision of treatment, interventions, counseling, or services intended to change a person's sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expressions, but not including treatment, interventions, counseling, or services provided to persons seeking to transition from one gender to another or that provide acceptance, social support, and identity exploration and development. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


12/12/2014Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/14/15 15100090D
12/12/2014Referred to Committee on Health, Welfare and Institutions
01/16/2015Assigned HWI sub: Subcommittee #3
01/28/2015Subcommittee recommends laying on the table
02/11/2015Left in Health, Welfare and Institutions


This bill was discussed on the floor of the General Assembly. Below is all of the video that we have of that discussion, 1 clip in all, totaling 20 seconds.

Duplicate Bills

The following bills are identical to this one: SB988.


Rickey Moore writes:

I think it would be better for a physician to decide.

ACLU-VA LGBT Rights, tracking this bill in Photosynthesis, notes:

The ACLU of Virginia supports this legislation that would prohibit the use of so-called reparative therapy on minors.