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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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Student petitions governor, lawmakers to ban conversion therapy in Minnesota

| Monday, November 25, 2013
Alec Fischer
EDINA, Minn. -- An openly gay University of Minnesota political science major is spearheading a petition asking Minnesota's Gov. Mark Dayton and state lawmakers to pass a law in the upcoming 2014 legislative session that would ban "ex-gay" therapy for minors.

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British health minister calls reparative therapy ‘abhorrent,’ but rules out ban

| Thursday, November 21, 2013
Norman Lamb
LONDON -- Britain's Minister of State for Care and Support, (Health) Norman Lamb, told an audience during a special debate in Westminster Hall Wednesday that practitioners trying to convert gay patients to heterosexuality is "wholly abhorrent."

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Group demands dismissal of ex-gay therapist from Air Force Academy staff

| Tuesday, November 19, 2013
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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. -- The Military Religious Freedom Foundation, an organization that advocates for the separation of church and state in the U.S. Armed Forces, is demanding that the U.S. Air Force Academy terminate the employment of a former conversion therapy counselor and long-time proponent of the ex-gay movement.

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LGBT youth, discrimination, hate crimes laws getting lawmakers’ attention in Ohio

| Tuesday, November 19, 2013
Ohio Statehouse, located in Columbus, Ohio
COLUMBUS, Ohio -- At the end of a year dominated by coverage and conversations about marriage equality, it’s other longstanding issues for LGBT people that are getting the most attention in Ohio.

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Federal judge upholds N.J. ban on gay conversion therapy

| Friday, November 8, 2013
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NEWARK, N.J. -- A federal judge on Friday upheld a New Jersey law barring therapists from trying to turn gay youth straight.

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