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Illinois Senate approves ban on gay conversion therapy; bill heads to governor’s desk

Saturday, May 30, 2015
Illinois
The Illinois state Senate on Friday approved a measure to ban therapy aimed at changing the sexual orientation or gender identity of LGBT youth. [...]

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Gay conversion therapy ban clears Illinois Senate committee

Thursday, May 28, 2015
Illinois state capitol in Springfield.
The measure cleared committee Wednesday evening and now heads to the full chamber. It had passed the House last week. [...]

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Gay conversion therapy ban passes Illinois House

Tuesday, May 19, 2015
Illinois state capitol in Springfield.
The bill prohibits licensed mental health care providers from engaging in sexual orientation change efforts with anyone under the age of 18. [...]

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Oregon governor signs bill banning conversion therapy for LGBT youth

Tuesday, May 19, 2015
Kate Brown
The measure makes it illegal for social workers or licensed mental health professional to practice therapy treatments purporting to change the sexual orientation of children younger than 18. [...]

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U.S. congressman introduces first federal bill to ban conversion therapy

Tuesday, May 19, 2015
U.S. Rep. Ted Lieu (D-Calif.)
The Therapeutic Fraud Prevention Act would be the first federal law to protect LGBT people from being defrauded by promises that they can change their sexual orientation or gender identity. [...]

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U.S congresswoman demands FTC investigation of ‘gay conversion therapy’ practices

Thursday, May 14, 2015
U.S. Rep.Jackie Speier (D-Calif.)
U.S. Rep. Jackie Speier is calling for an investigation into the potentially unfair or deceptive claims and advertising practices of therapists who administer so-called “conversion therapy.” [...]

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Oregon state Senate approves bill banning conversion therapy on LGBT youth

Thursday, May 7, 2015
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If signed into law, Oregon would become the fourth jurisdiction — behind California, New Jersey, and the District of Columbia — to pass such legislation [...]

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U.S. Supreme Court rejects challenge to N.J. ban on gay conversion therapy

Monday, May 4, 2015
U.S. Supreme Court
The justices did not comment on their order Monday, which followed similar action last year that left California's therapy ban in place. [...]

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Minnesota high school students protest conversion therapy billboard

Sunday, May 3, 2015
Students protest a gay conversion therapy billboard in Minnesota.
High school students stood on the steps of the Minnesota State Capitol to protest a billboard in their town promoting gay conversion therapy. [...]

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N.Y. Assembly votes to ban conversion therapy for LGBT youth; Senate passage unlikely

Thursday, April 30, 2015
New-York-state
Lawmakers in the New York state Assembly have voted once again to prohibit therapy aimed at changing the sexual orientation or gender identity of LGBT youth. [...]

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