Doublespeak and obfuscation at its finest, from the Equality Act:

"(7) The discredited practice known as “conversion therapy” is a form of discrimination that harms LGBTQ people by undermining individuals sense of self worth, increasing suicide ideation and substance abuse, exacerbating family conflict, and contributing to second class status."

https://www.congress.gov/bill/116th-congress/house-bill/5/text

1) "conversion therapy" - There is no practice called "conversion therapy". There are various therapies that attempt to reduce, change, or modify behaviors, feelings and expressions related to sexual attractions. None are called "conversion therapy" - that was a term made up by activists to be used pejoratively and make it sound like everything is the same.

2) "discredited" - You can't discredit a goal of therapy through science - it's not possible. You can't prove that no therapy could ever effectuate change. You can discredit specific methods, however. There are many studies showing positive effects of various methods. Since there is no thing called "conversion therapy", but rather a goal with many methods, this is false on its face anyway.

3) "is a form of discrimination" - Voluntarily requesting a therapist to help you with a goal that you want to achieve is not discriminatory. To suggest otherwise is to suggest that people discriminate against themselves. Prohibiting people from pursuing their own goals in therapy, however, is discriminatory.

4) "undermining individuals sense of self worth" - Successful therapies aimed at modifying any sexual behavior, feelings, and expressions always start by building the individual's sense of self-worth. Whether for same-sex attractions or for those who struggle with illegal sexual behaviors. In fact, most therapies focus on the role of shame in inducing behaviors, thus they seek to reduce shame rather than increase it.

5) "increasing suicide ideation" - pressuring someone to change and telling them they're worthless may increase suicidal ideation. Successful therapies do not pressure nor induce shame. I was saved from suicide because of the therapy I got - not the other way around.

6) "exacerbating family conflict" - I'm not sure how therapy freely sought can do this. This doesn't make sense to me at all.

7) "contributing to second class status" - so they're saying that if I choose a different path than someone else with same-sex attraction, my choice makes that person second class? Maybe in some people's eyes, but that doesn't mean I should lose my right to therapy and right to live the way I want to live.