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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
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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 [...]

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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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