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Move to restore reparative therapy in Brazil

July 05, 2013 By: Tom Coy Category: Gay Politics, Sexual Orientation Change Efforts

May 8, 2013

Beginning excerpt of the article “Evangelical human rights head fights to restore reparative therapy for homosexuality in Brazil” by Matthew Hoffman on “Pastor Marco Feliciano, a Brazilian Evangelical who was recently elected as the chairman of the Human Rights Committee for the national Chamber of Deputies, is not satisfied with holding his ground against bitter protests and pressure to resign from homosexual activists and their allies. To the outrage of the country’s gay lobby, he is now introducing legislation to roll back the prohibitions placed on reparative therapy for homosexuality by the country’s Federal Council of Psychology (CFP).”

“The proposed legislation, authored by Evangelical deputy Joao Campos, would override parts of a resolution passed by the CFP in 1999, which prohibit psychologists from seeking to cure homosexuals of their sexual inclination or from endorsing the notion that their condition is any way psychologically disordered. A similar measure failed last year.” …