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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
AP (File)
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
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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Parents sue N.J. over law banning gay conversion therapy on minors

| Monday, November 4, 2013
NEWARK, N.J. -- New Jersey's law banning so-called gay conversion therapy is facing another court challenge, this time from a couple who claim their constitutional rights are being violated because the law prevents them from seeking treatment for their 15-year-old son.

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Second ex-gay group challenges Va. colleges over lack of ex-gay resources

| Thursday, October 24, 2013
GMU Equality, George Mason University
RICHMOND, Va. -- Parents and Friends of Ex-Gays & Gays (PFOX) is asking the Virginia legislature to stop funding “gay-transvestite centers at Virginia’s public universities,” claiming state funds are being used to “indocronate” youth into changing their faith.

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British lawmaker to introduce bill to ban conversion therapy in the U.K.

| Monday, October 21, 2013
Geraint Davies
LONDON -- A British parliamentarian from Wales has announced plans to introduce legislation that would ban licensed therapists from performing controversial gay-to-straight reparative therapy in the United Kingdom.

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Christian group files suit seeking removal of pro-gay ads from London buses

| Thursday, October 17, 2013
Stonewall UK bas advertisements
LONDON -- An anti-gay Christian group which advocates for gay-to-straight conversion therapy has lodged a legal challenge against a London transportation company for displaying advertisements that read "Some People Are Gay, Get Over It!"

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‘Ex-gay’ therapy advocates threaten Va. colleges over lack of resources

| Wednesday, October 16, 2013
Christopher Doyle
RICHMOND, Va. -- The "ex-gay" group, Voice of the Voiceless, is urging LGBTQ resource centers at universities in Virginia to provide ex-gay therapy and resources on changing sexual orientation. The group sent a letter to all Virginia state colleges late last month threatening legal action,...

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