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Bill to prohibit conversion therapy on LGBT youth passes Washington House

| Friday, February 14, 2014
Washington state capitol in Olympia.
OLYMPIA, Wash. — The Washington state House on Thursday approved a bill aimed at prohibiting health care providers from performing controversial gay-to-straight conversion therapy on LGBT youth.

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Calif. conversion therapy ban put on hold pending Supreme Court review

| Monday, February 3, 2014
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SAN FRANCISCO -- California's ban on conversion therapy for minors, the controversial practice that aims to turn gay youths straight, will remain on hold while opponents of the ban ask the U.S. Supreme Court to overturn it.

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Va. House panel kills bill banning conversion therapy for LGBT youth

| Thursday, January 30, 2014
Virginia state capitol in Richmond.
RICHMOND -- A Virginia House of Delegates committee killed off proposed legislation Thursday that would have banned controversial gay-to-straight conversion therapy for LGBT youth.

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Federal appeals court upholds Calif. ban on reparative therapy for minors

| Wednesday, January 29, 2014
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SAN FRANCISCO --A federal appeals court has refused to reconsider its ruling upholding a California law that prohibits psychological counseling aimed at changing a minor's sexual orientation.

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LGBT youth must be allowed to grow into authentic adults they’re meant to be

| Saturday, January 25, 2014
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Coming of age in the most supportive of environments can be a grueling process for any adolescent; coming to terms with one’s sexual orientation or gender identity or expression in a state that allows so-called therapists to try to change who they are can be devastating. Minors do not have full, legal control over their healthcare and legislation is needed to protect them from being subjected to quackery judgments that they’re anything but normal. The damaging practice of trying to change LGBT minors and deny them of their authentic identities needs to stop...

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Bass documentary ‘Kidnapped for Christ’ spotlights abusive boarding schools

| Monday, January 20, 2014
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Lance Bass is hoping his new documentary, "Kidnapped for Christ," will put the spotlight on unscrupulous boarding schools that abuse children in the name of rehabilitating them.

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Lawmakers in Minn., N.Y., introduce bills to ban conversion therapy for minors

| Tuesday, January 14, 2014
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Lawmakers in Minnesota and New York have introduced legislation to prohibit the use of controversial gay-to-straight conversion therapy on LGBT youth.

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Md. lawmaker to introduce bill to ban conversion therapy for LGBT youth

| Thursday, January 9, 2014
Del. Jon S. Cardin
ANNAPOLIS, Md. -- A Maryland lawmaker said he plans to introduce a bill this legislative session that would prohibit the use of controversial gay-to-straight conversion therapy on LGBT youth.

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Va. Assembly to consider bill to ban conversion therapy on LGBT youth

| Sunday, January 5, 2014
Va. House of Delegates
RICHMOND, Va. -- A bill that proposes to ban the use of controversial gay-to-straight conversion (or, reparative) therapy on LGBT youth in Virginia will go before the 2014 General Assembly.

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Calif. congresswoman reintroduces resolution targeting reparative therapy

| Wednesday, December 4, 2013
U.S. Rep.Jackie Speier (D-Calif.)
WASHINGTON -- U.S. Rep. Jackie Speier (D-Calif.) on Wednesday reintroduced a resolution asking the U.S. House of Representatives to encourage states to take steps to prevent minors from being harmed by controversial and discredited gay-to-straight conversion therapy.

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