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NY appeals court upholds $1.6 million judgement awarded to lesbian chef

JEFF D. GORMAN | Courthouse News Service | Saturday, March 29, 2014
Mirella Salemi
NEW YORK -- The owner of a Mexican restaurant in Tribeca who warned his staff weekly about the eternal damnation awaiting "gay people" owes a lesbian chef $1.6 million, a New York appeals court ruled.

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Bill that would ban conversion therapy for gay youth advances in Illinois House

| Wednesday, March 26, 2014
Illinois state capitol building in Springfield.
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. -- A bill that would prohibit conversion therapy aimed at changing the sexual orientation of gay youth is advancing in the Illinois Legislature.

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Md. lawmaker withdraws bill to prohibit conversion therapy on LGBT youth

| Saturday, March 15, 2014
Del. Jon S. Cardin
ANNAPOLIS -- A bill that would have banned mental health professionals in Maryland from engaging in efforts to change a youth's sexual orientation or gender identity has been withdrawn.

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Illinois lawmaker introduces bill to ban conversion therapy on LGBT youth

| Sunday, February 23, 2014
Illinois state Rep. Kelly Cassiby with her three sons.
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. -- A bill that would prohibit the use of controversial gay-to-straight conversion therapy on LGBT youth, has been introduced in the Illinois state legislature.

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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
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
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
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
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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