As Pride weekend approaches in the Twin Cities, House DFLers are using the occasion to renew their push to ban gay conversion therapy for minors and vulnerable adults in Minnesota.

“It isn’t really therapy, it’s a form of coercion and it happens not just in Minnesota but other parts of the country, and it has very harmful effects on people and so we think that this practice should not be permitted.”

House Majority Leader Ryan Winkler. A ban on gay conversion therapy passed 72-53 earlier this year as part of a larger health bill in the House, but the measure failed in the Republican-led Senate.