It's Time to Ban 'Reparative Therapy'

January 14, 2015 2:04 PM

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It's Time to Ban 'Reparative Therapy'

In the wake of Leelah Alcorn's death, there have been renewed calls to legally end the practice of using so-called "reparative therapy" to change children's sexual orientation or gender identity or expression. Laws in California, New Jersey, and Washington, D.C., have banned the practice. These laws have stood up in court, and no further serious challenges appear to be on the horizon.

But that hasn't stopped the right from pushing hard on talking points claiming that transgender teens need to be pushed into (religious) "therapy" that no reputable, licensed mental-health professional would provide. Their rationales are riddled with half-truths, logical fallacies, and outright lies...

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