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Court in San Francisco Hears Challenge to Gay Conversion Ban

April 18, 2013 | 12:01 pm

Court in San Francisco Hears Challenge to Gay Conversion Ban

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by Lisa Leff and Paul Elias, Associated Press SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — California’s novel law seeking to ban licensed counselors from trying to turn gay teens straight is boiling down to a question over whether the therapy is free speech or a medical treatment that can be regulated by government. It’s the “pivot point” of […]

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May 8, 2012 | 2:14 pm

California Senate Considers Ban on Gay Conversion Therapy

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SACRAMENTO, California (AP) A first-of-its-kind ban on a controversial form of psychotherapy aimed at making gay people straight faces a key vote in front of California lawmakers. Supporters say the legislation, which is before its final committee Tuesday, is necessary because such treatments are dangerous and can lead to suicide. Conservative religious groups emphatically reject […]

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