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Challenge to N.J. ban on conversion therapy appealed to U.S. Supreme Court

Friday, December 5, 2014
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WASHINGTON -- A federal appeals court decision upholding New Jersey's ban on conversion therapy for LGBT youth has been appealed to the U.S. Supreme Court. The anti-gay legal group Liberty Counsel on Wednesday asked the court to review a September ruling by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third [...]

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Ban on gay youth conversion therapy to be appealed to U.S. Supreme Court

Friday, September 12, 2014
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NEWARK, N.J. -- An attorney for people seeking to overturn New Jersey's ban on so-called gay conversion therapy says he will petition the U.S. Supreme Court to hear the case. Gov. Chris Christie signed the law last year banning the therapy for patients under 18. The lawsuit, filed by two [...]

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Federal appeals court upholds N.J. ban on conversion therapy for LGBT youth

Thursday, September 11, 2014
Protesters demonstrate outside a gathering for the  National Association For Research and Therapy of Homosexuality (NARTH) in Phoenix, Ariz., in 2013.
A federal appeals court on Thursday upheld a New Jersey law prohibiting therapists from performing the controversial "gay to straight" conversion therapy on LGBT youth. The lawsuit, filed by two therapists, the National Association for Research and Therapy of Homosexuality (NARTH) and the American Association... [...]

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Federal judge rules California ban on conversion therapy can go forward

Tuesday, December 4, 2012
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SAN FRANCISCO -- A federal judge on Tuesday denied a request by an anti-LGBT group to postpone the January 1, 2013 start of California’s new law banning controversial gay-to-straight conversion, or "reparative" therapy, for LGBT youth. [...]

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Advocacy groups denounce ‘Dr. Oz’ for debating merits of reparative therapy

Wednesday, November 28, 2012
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Three of the nation's largest LGBT advocacy organizations on Wednesday denounced the syndicated "Dr. Oz" television show for airing an episode debating the merits of so-called reparative therapy, and for positioning a representative of the discredited National Association for Research and Therapy of Homosexuality (NARTH) as an “expert.” [...]

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Advocacy groups move to defend California’s ban on reparative therapy

Saturday, October 20, 2012
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Two LGBT advocacy groups, the National Center for Lesbian Rights (NCLR) and Equality California, filed court papers late Friday seeking to intervene in a federal lawsuit challenging the new California law protecting LGBT youth from "gay-to-straight" reparative therapy. [...]

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‘Cured’ student, anti-gay groups sue California over ban on reparative therapy for minors

Friday, October 5, 2012
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Therapists who purportedly counsel gay and lesbian patients into heterosexuality and two anti-gay organizations have filed lawsuits seeking an injunction against California's recently approved ban on reparative therapy for minors. [...]

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California Senate committee advances bill to limit reparative therapy

Tuesday, April 24, 2012
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SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- Legislation designed protect LGBT minors from what critics charge is harmful and ineffective ex-gay therapy, advanced through a California state Senate Committee on Monday. [...]

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Remembering Mike Wallace, and … ‘The Homosexuals’

Monday, April 9, 2012
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I am a fan of the late Mike Wallace and am very sad that he has passed away. I have always enjoyed his reports and consider him a first-rate journalist. However, there was one noticeable career snafu that caused an enormous amount of damage to the LGBT community. In 1967, [...]

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NARTH becomes main source for anti-gay ‘junk science’

Sunday, March 11, 2012
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NARTH has emerged as the preeminent source of what many regard as “junk science” for the religious right — psychology that underpins the anti-gay movement’s fervent opposition to equal rights and stigmatizes LGBT people as mentally sick. [...]

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