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August 23, 2013

N.Y. should ban harmful therapy

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In this country that has made such substantial strides over the last decade in acceptance of the lesbian-gay-bisexual-transgender community, it is counter-intuitive that this phony-baloney “therapy” for minors should be permitted anywhere, particularly in New York state.

“This is not a hyperpartisan issue,” Gianaris told The Daily News. “This is about protecting young people who are being forced to believe that the way they are is wrong, when it’s not.”

We urge our local state legislators — Sens. James Seward and John Bonacic and Assemblymen Pete Lopez and Bill Magee — to emulate Christie’s courage and support the New York bill.

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