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Gay Conversion Therapy Ban

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Tamara looks into the practice of gay-conversion therapy.  The Governor signed a bill that bans the practice of gay-conversion therapy for minors.  New Jersey is the second state to ban this kind of therapy for gay youth. She met up with practitioner Tara King who has also been treated this way.  She says that she has had a lot of success with this kind of treatment and that’s its necessary. 

King says that this type of therapy is “no different than if you were having a divorce or break up with a girlfriend.” She says that it’s not a quick fix but in time this treatment is effective. 

The chasers than spoke to Dr. Drescher of the American Psychiatric Association about this new bill and how it’s infringing on parents religious liberties to set the moral tone for their children.  Drescher discusses how these treatments can be potentially harmful to our youth and that they’ve never been scientifically proven to be effective. The debate on this bill heats up in the studio.

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