[JURIST] The California State Assembly voted 51-21 on Tuesday to ban reparative therapy intended to change sexual orientation in minors. The bill [SB 1172, PDF], authored by state Senator Ted Lieu, seeks to provide protections for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) youth from allegedly deceptive, harmful therapies, while also making adults aware of potential harms associated with such reparative therapies. The bill is supported by the National Association of Social Workers, California Chapter, the American Association for Marriage and...

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