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October 3, 2012

Homosexuality doesn't need to be cured

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“I never believed that,” he said. “I know I’m gay just like I know I’m short and I’m half-Hispanic. I’ve never thought that those facts would change. It’s part of my core fundamental identity. So the parallel would be sending me to tall camp and saying, ‘If you try very hard, one day you can be 6-foot-1.’”

LGBT advocacy group Equality California spokeswoman Rebekah Orr called the bill’s passage the “right first step in making sure that young people are protected from these unscrupulous therapists who are really engaging in therapeutic deception that is based on junk science.”

That junk science should be banned in New York, too.

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