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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