Obama Will Support Efforts to End Conversion Therapy for Gay Youth 

White House officials announced that President Obama will call for an end to conversion or reparative therapies designed to “fix” LGTBQ youth. Though conversion therapy is supported by some religious organizations, the practice has long been condemned by the American Psychiatric Association. » 4/08/15 9:45pm 4/08/15 9:45pm

Judge Says 'Ex-Gay' Therapists Must Pay, Texas GOP Doubles Down

The Texas Republican Party has written support for "ex-gay" conversion therapy into their party platform at the same time as a judge in New Jersey has ruled that organisations and therapists who use the discredited techniques may be held financially liable for psychological damage done to patients. » 6/09/14 8:59pm 6/09/14 8:59pm

Gay 'Conversion Therapy' Nonsense Lands in Federal Court of Appeals

On Wednesday, a federal appeals court in San Francisco heard arguments on whether a law that bans gay "conversion therapy" for minors is a violation of First Amendment rights or a cogent effort to protect children from potentially harmful and undue treatment for homosexuality, something that has been long understood… » 4/18/13 1:00pm 4/18/13 1:00pm

New Jersey May Become the Latest State to Ban ‘Gay Conversion’ Therapy

New Jersey may soon follow (but hopefully not too far) in California's footsteps by passing a bill outlawing so-called "gay conversion therapy" for those under the age of 18. After being disowned by former proponent Dr. Robert Spitzer, such conversion therapies are coming under scrutiny in New Jersey, where lawmakers… » 3/31/13 3:00pm 3/31/13 3:00pm

Federal Appeals Court Pumps the Brakes on California’s Ban on Gay…

Our legal system can sometimes seem like a lurching, inefficient machine that only works after a few well-placed blows from a wrench and some irrational pleading, but it's our legal system and we're stuck with it even when shit like this happens: a federal appeals court on Friday temporarily blocked a law that bans » 12/22/12 12:30pm 12/22/12 12:30pm

Psychiatrist Who 'Proved' Gays Can Be Cured Says It Was All a Big…

It's been a major month for the gay rights community. First President Obama came out in support of gay marriage, and then this weekend the NAACP followed suit. Now we have word that Dr. Robert Spitzer, the famous psychiatrist who did the 2003 study that supposedly proved the gay people could be cured of their… » 5/21/12 11:10am 5/21/12 11:10am