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Conversion therapy bans stall across the nation

June 13, 2014 By: Tom Coy Category: Ex-gay News, Gay Politics

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The following excerpts are from the article “Gay conversion therapy bans stall across the nation” by Cheryl Wetzstein on The Washington Times website: …”A movement to ban the controversial practice of “conversion therapy” that counsels gay children and teens on how to become straight is meeting with unexpected problems after the easy passage of bills in California and New Jersey.

… “Supporters insist they still have political momentum to pass more bans on sexual orientation change efforts for minors, with one top campaigner saying the delays at the state level are only a temporary setback.” … “But Christopher Doyle, a licensed clinical professional counselor who supports sexual orientation change efforts, said the bills were losing because of a coordinated effort by ex-gays to introduce themselves to lawmakers and talk up the potential benefits of the practice.” …