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04/26/2013

Move over, big gulps and trans fats: NY looks to ban another unhealthy choice

by Jeremy Hooper

Here in the New York City, the finest grocery stores stock all kinds of pricey oils. From basic olive to the more exotic sacha inchi, oils of all kinds are at the culinary minded consumer's disposal.

But while some of these oils skew toward the unhealthy yet are still sometimes utilized due to their downright deliciousness, there is one oil that just won't fly in a state that values its LGBT population. I'm speaking of course of snake oil, the product the the so-called "ex-gay" movement has been trying to skew and spin into palatability for several decades now. The vast majority of New Yorkers recognize that oil for the inorganic processing it requires and the nasty after effects it packs. The vast majority reject it outright.

I'm happy to report that the state legislature is now stopping up its own public safety campaign. Huff Po's Lila Shapiro has the deets:

Bill Aiming To Ban Gay Conversion Therapy For Minors To Be Introduced In New York [Huffington Post]

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