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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.

NJ Lawsuit: 'Conversion Therapy' Violates Fraud Laws

NATIONAL | By John Riley | Jun 8
If a landmark lawsuit being heard this week in New Jersey is successful, it may set in motion a chain of events that would essentially upend the modern conversion therapy industry.

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.

Oregon State Senate Approves Ban on Conversion Therapy for Minors

NATIONAL | By Bobby McGuire | May 8
The Oregon state Senate on Thursday approved a bill that would outlaw therapy that purports to change the sexual orientation or gender identity of LGBT youth.

Challenge to Gay Conversion Therapy Ban Dismissed by Appeals Court

A federal appeals court has upheld a judge's decision to dismiss a lawsuit challenging New Jersey's ban on gay conversion therapy.

Chinese Activists Hope Victory Signal End to Gay Conversion

INTERNATIONAL | By Winnie McCroy | Dec 21
In the first ruling of its kind in China, a Beijing court said on Friday that a psychiatric counseling center was in the wrong when it attempted to cure a 30-year-old man of homosexuality with a mix of hypnosis and electric shocks.

Gay Model in Controversial 'Ex-Gay' Billboard is 'Shocked'

INTERNATIONAL | By Jason St. Amand | Dec 12
The male model used in a controversial billboard in Richmond, Va., that is making headlines this week, is speaking out about his face being used on the "ex-gay" organization's anti-gay ad, saying he is "shocked."

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.

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