Sen. Rich Madaleno, D-Montgomery County (right) hugs Del. Meagan Simonaire, R-Anne Arundel County (Left), after Simonaire voted in favor of a bill banning the practice of conversion therapy for LGBT youth. Simonaire said she voted against the bill so that no one would have to experience what she did after she was sent to conversion therapy. Her father, Sen. Bryan Simonaire, R-Anne Arundel County, voted against the bill in the Senate last week and advocated for the therapy if it was done in a loving way. Del. Bonnie Cullison, D-Montgomery County (center) and Madaleno are both openly gay members of the legislature.