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Obama Calls For End To Gay ‘Conversion’ Therapy For Kids

President Barack Obama is calling for an end to psychiatric therapy treatments aimed at changing the sexual orientation or gender identity of gay, lesbian and transgender youth.

04/09/2015

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Supreme Court Rejects Challenge To California Ban On Gay Conversion Therapy

The justices on Monday let stand an appeals court ruling that said the state’s ban on so-called conversion therapy for minors doesn’t violate the free speech rights of licensed counselors and patients seeking treatment.

06/30/2014

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Push To Reconsider Sexual ‘Conversion Therapy’ Rejected By Federal Judges

A federal appeals court has refused to reconsider its ruling upholding a California law that barred mental counseling aimed at changing a minor’s sexual orientation.

01/29/2014

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Federal Appeals Court Upholds California Ban On Gay Conversion Therapy For Minors

California’s ban on sexual orientation conversion therapy for youths under age 18 was upheld by a federal appeals court in San Francisco Thursday.

08/29/2013

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Gay Conversion Therapy Group Shuts Itself Down; Lawmakers Relieved

One of the largest groups engaged in what is called gay-conversion therapy has shut down and apologized and a local lawmaker is relieved.

06/21/2013

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Federal Court Blocks California Ban On Gay ‘Conversion’ Therapy

A federal appeals court has put the brakes on a first-of-its-kind California law that bans therapy that aims to turn gay minors straight.

12/21/2012

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Judge Refuses To Block California Gay Therapy Ban

For the second time in two days, a federal judge in California has issued a decision on the state’s first-of-its-kind law prohibiting licensed psychotherapists from trying to change the sexual orientations of gay minors.

12/04/2012

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Lawsuit Filed Over California Gay ‘Conversion’ Therapy Ban

A Christian legal group has filed a lawsuit to overturn a first-of-its-kind California law that prohibits licensed mental health professionals from practicing therapies aimed at making gay and lesbian teenagers straight.

10/02/2012

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California Nears Ban On Gay ‘Conversion’ Therapy

The California State Assembly has approved what supporters say would be the nation’s first ban on a form of psychotherapy aimed at making gay people straight.

08/28/2012