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LAKEWOOD, Ohio — Lakewood City Council has passed legislation that would ban gay conversion therapy in the city.

Ward 4 Councilman Dan O’Malley proposed the ordinance which would make the therapy a criminal act and penalize anyone who practiced it.

Lakewood joins Columbus, Cincinnati, Dayton and Toledo as cities that have banned the therapy.

The city passed a non-discrimination ordinance in 2016.

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