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Court blocks California law banning gay therapy


A federal appeals court on Friday put the brakes on a first-of-its-kind California law that bans therapy aimed at turning gay minors straight.

Posted: December 22nd, 2012 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Researcher apologizes for study of gay therapy

Attorney Peter Drake, executive director of the Coming Out Into Light Foundation, right, speaks about his negative experiences while receiving a controversial form of psychotherapy aimed at making gay people straight, while testifying in favor of a bill to ban the therapy during a hearing at the Capitol in Sacramento, Calif., Tuesday, May 8, 2012. The bill, SB1172, by state Sen.Ted Lieu, D-Torrence, left, would prohibit so-called reparative therapy for minors and obligate adults to sign a release form stating that the counseling is ineffective and possibly dangerous. It was passed by the Senate Judiciary Committee 3-1. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)

A prominent retired psychiatrist is apologizing to the gay community for a decade-old study that concluded some gay people can go straight through what’s called reparative therapy.

Posted: May 19th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »