Gov. Brian Sandoval signed Senate Bill 201 on Wednesday, which makes it illegal for a physician or other health professional to perform therapy on individuals younger than 18.
The bill was amended to exempt religious organizations and allow counseling by members of the clergy. Religious groups and conservatives insist that such a ban would infringe on their rights to religious freedom.
"Upon learning for the first time about my 'ex-gay' experience, friends are often shocked that such a brutal practice could still exist," Conley wrote. "That I was subjected to brainwashing tactics that forced me to stare at an empty chair and yell at a father I was supposed to hate; that I was told my 'urges' were sinful, hateful to God, an abomination; that I was forced to play sports in order to become more masculine: these seem impossible realities."