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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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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
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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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Huckabee defends gay conversion therapy, warns gay rights will outlaw Christianity: ‘God Help Us All’

Thursday, April 23, 2015
Mike Huckabee
Mike Huckabee has let loose with a litany of falsehoods about how marriage equality will lead to the “criminalization of Christianity," and went on to defend ex-gay therapy, saying government is barring chaplains from advocating against the “homosexual lifestyle.” ...

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Appeals court upholds decision to dismiss suit challenging N.J. conversion therapy ban

Monday, April 13, 2015
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A judge's decision to dismiss a lawsuit challenging New Jersey's ban on gay conversion therapy was upheld Monday by a federal appeals court. ...

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State-by-state battle waged over ‘conversion therapy’ bans

Friday, April 10, 2015
Protesters demonstrate outside a gathering for the  National Association For Research and Therapy of Homosexuality (NARTH) in Phoenix, Ariz., in 2013.
There have been several setbacks this year for a state-by-state campaign to ban so-called conversion therapy for LGBT youth. But the White House is now officially an ally, and activists are hopeful of long-term success as they make a case ...

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Washington state House approves ban on conversion therapy for LGBT youth

Friday, April 10, 2015
Washington state capitol in Olympia.
The Washington state House of Representatives has passed a bill to prohibit therapy intended aimed at changing the sexual orientation or gender identity of LGBT youth. ...

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Obama calls for end to conversion therapy for LGBT youth

Wednesday, April 8, 2015
Barack Obama
The move comes in response to an online petition posted on the White House website following the death of 17-year-old Leelah Alcorn. The transgender teen committed suicide in December and left behind writings mentioning religious therapy. ...

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