New York weighs kids' gay conversion therapy ban

June 10, 2014 11:31 PM

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ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York's Democratic-led Assembly is set to take up a bill Wednesday banning licensed health officials from administering therapy to minors attempting to change their sexual orientation.

Mathew Shurka, of Long Island, describes himself as emotionally scarred from five years of therapy to "cure" his homosexuality. The 26-year-old began the therapy at age 16.

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