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Republican Lawmaker Seeks Ban on LGBT 'Conversion Therapy'

INTERNATIONAL | By Kathleen Ronayne | Oct 13
A young Republican lawmaker is proposing legislation in New Hampshire to ban therapy aimed at changing the sexual orientation of minors.

Pray the Gay Away :: An In-Depth Look at 'Conversion Therapy'

NATIONAL | By Christiana Lilly | Oct 10
The controversial practice of conversion therapy, reparative therapy, or ex-gay ministries varies, but generally consists of licensed therapists or houses of worship using religion and "science" for claims they can "cure" homosexuality.

Lieu Bill Would Classify Gay Conversion Therapy as 'Fraud'

CRIME | By John Riley | May 23
Although Lieu's bill would not specifically prohibit conversion therapy per se, the Therapeutic Fraud Prevention Act (TFPA) would essentially put the brakes on the practice by licensed therapists across the nation by making them the target of litigation.

Brown Signs Bill Banning 'Gay Conversion Therapy' in Oregon

Oregon is now the third state in the country to ban so-called "gay conversion therapy" after Gov. Kate Brown signed legislation outlawing the practice.

Ex-Gay on DC's Ban on Conversion Therapy: A 'Victory for Gay Pedophiles'

Christopher Doyle of the "advocacy" group Voice of the Voiceless is calling the Washington D.C. City Council passage of a bill banning the practice of dangerous and debunked reparative therapy on minors a green light for pedophiles everywhere.

Evangelicals with Gay Children Challenging Church

RELIGION | By Rachel Zoll | Nov 28
Rob and Linda Robertson did what they believed was expected of them as good Christians. When their 12-year-old son Ryan said he was gay, they told him they loved him, but he had to change. He entered "reparative therapy,"

Lawyer Vows Supreme Court Appeal in NJ Conversion 'Therapy' Ban Case

NATIONAL | By David Porter | Sep 13
An attorney for two associations and two licensed therapists suing to overturn New Jersey's ban on so-called gay conversion therapy said Friday he will petition the U.S. Supreme Court to hear the case.

LGBT Center Head Claims Rape at Hands of 'Gay Cure' Counselor

CRIME | By Kilian Melloy | Sep 1
A man who has grown into healthy self-acceptance and prominence in the GLBT community as the head of an LGBT center in Mississippi says that his journey included a nightmarish detour into "reparative therapy" that included rape.

D.C. Council Mulls Reparative Therapy Ban

NATIONAL | By John Riley | Jul 4
A June 27 hearing lasting nearly five hours unfolded before the D.C. Council, which is considering a bill that would seek to ban reparative or conversion therapy for minors.

Texas Dems Unveil Pro-LGBT Platform: Ban Conversion Therapy

POLITICS | By Bobby McGuire | Jul 2
The Texas Democratic Party is putting gay rights front and center this November at the ballot box with a platform that calls for a ban on gay conversion therapy for minors, marriage equality and employment non-discrimination.

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